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a term used in political literature.

(1) A synonym for state in general: for a state of some historical type (bourgeois statehood, socialist statehood) and to denote a particular stage in the development of a state of a given historical type (statehood of the ancient Slavs, public statehood).

(2) To denote the system (mechanism) of a dictatorship of a particular class (proletarian statehood) or the political organization of society. In this sense the term “statehood” is used in the Program of the CPSU in examining problems of the further development of the socialist state (see 1971, pp. 101–02).

(3) To denote the system of organs of state—the statehood apparatus.

(4) To combine in one group general traits or features of a state (for example—national statehood and democratic statehood).


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Puerto Rico And Washington, DC, Voters Want Statehood
After UK referendum, Delhi will soon have a referendum on full statehood," Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, tweeted.
In his fight with the government over law and order as well as control over Delhi Police, Kejriwal and his Aam Admi Party (AAP) have been pushing for full statehood for Delhi for some time.
Section I: The Roots of Statehood explores and traces Tajik statehood back through its long history, which saw highs and lows, ups and downs on the way to the founding of the contemporary Tajik state.
Ireland became the latest European Union member Wednesday to approve a non-binding parliamentary motion seeking recognition of Palestinian statehood.
Sometime thereafter, Shri Purushottam Kakodkar introduced in the Lok Sabha a Bill demanding statehood for Goa and in October 1976, Shri R.
National politics had an overwhelming role in the statehood debate.
Erdoy-an reaffirmed Turkey's support for Palestinian statehood and said Turkey will continue to stand by the Palestinians in the future.
2012 plebiscite, in which a majority of voters said they wanted to change the current status, with statehood beating out the two other options on the ballot: independence and free association.
Summary: Former Prime Minister Sd Hariri contacted Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Wednesday to congratulate him on Palestinian statehood.