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And if the south won the war there magically would have been a 'right' to secede. Can't we just admit this was settled by force and force is the number one determinant in whether a secession effort is valid. If the strength of the entity seeking to split off is such that it can win territory then it deserves that territory.


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JimZipCode wrote a long and passionate answer which tries to debunk many of the other answers here and claim that the law was settled before the Confederate states seceded. He brings up some interesting points that should be debated. However, he also clearly goes too far. His choice of quotations is selective: I could just as easily come up with dozens of ...


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Yes. The perception in the Kennedy administration is that there was no alternative but to appoint pro-segregationist anti-civil rights district judges to most southern districts. Both Senators from the state in which a judge would serve must approve of the appointment before the full Senate even considers the appointment. Inevitably, then, district judges ...


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I will break this down into sections. Not an expert but I did take a college course on Rome. This question is a little broad so I will go with the Roman Republic era and stick to citizens of Rome for this purpose. It would be a much bigger answer to cover then varying flows of legal traditions throughout the near thousand year history of Rome, before the ...


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I think the question is impossible to answer definitively because of vagueness in the definitions. Yes, today every square inch of land on Earth is claimed by SOMEBODY. There are a few disputed territories -- the area between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, Sakhalin Island, and so forth -- but the issue here isn't that NO nation claims them, but that multiple ...


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What gives you the idea that the American frontier was "whitespace"? Virtually all of the new world was claimed by somebody, sometimes multiple countries. Before the French and Indian War, all the land west of the Appalachians drained by the Mississippi was claimed by the French. The French armed the Indians and gave them carte blanche to kill any English ...


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I am talking about Terra nullius which are lands occupied by countries not individuals .(Most of my question is from the wikipedia link , I picked the most important) you can find them in : Svalbard was considered to be a terra nullius until Norway was given sovereignty over the islands in the Svalbard Treaty of 9 February 1920. Greenland ...



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