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Westphalian

[west′fāl·yən]
(geology)
A European stage of Upper Carboniferous geologic time, forming the Middle Pennsylvanian, above upper Namurian and below Stephanian.
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The legacy of hierarchical interstate relations--based on the assumption of both unequal power and status--retained its significance for China and the rest of East Asia as the region encountered the Western powers and their rules of diplomatic engagement based on Westphalian sovereignty principles.
By breaking down traditional borders, it poses a direct challenge to the very foundation of the Westphalian order.
Moreover, the history of states has contains an abundance of events involving non-state insurgents since the dawn of the Westphalian system.
In response, the League of Nations, following the war, upgraded the Westphalian system.
In the end, however, Floristella's analysis ends up in the same spot as numerous other analyses of ASEAN: the organization remains handicapped in its development by the continuing commitment of most of its members to Westphalian state sovereignty and the norm of non-intervention.
The carboniferous Westphalian and Namurian contains numerous sandstones which are proven reservoirs in the oilfields within the Gainsborough Trough.
She received her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Rhenish Westphalian Technical University (RWTH) in Aachen, Germany.
They accepted the Westphalian idea of how nation-states would and should behave: international order is a product of sovereign nations treating one another equally under the law; countries would form stable balances of power so that no one could dominate another; and war could be necessary but legitimate only in the defense of territory and sovereignty.
In just under 400 pages, Kissinger takes the reader from the Westphalian system established in 1648 to the current Islamist crisis, addressing the various concepts of world order that have influenced international relations in the modern era in Europe, Asia, and America.
Following Dortmund's DFB-Pokal final defeat to Wolfsburg and Klopp's emotional departure, it is time for the Westphalian club to turn the page - and Tuchel is now happy to take the limelight.
Festival spokeswoman Sarah Jones said: "As Henning's assimilation into British society is not yet complete, he hasn't lost his sense of Westphalian wonderment at the foibles of British society.
World Order also reviews some useful history--Kissinger's treatment of Japan is particularly thought-provoking--and makes the provocative observation that, in modern times, it is actually the countries of Asia (excluding the Middle East and the former Soviet Union) whose foreign policies have most closely embodied the Westphalian ideals of noninterventionism and the sovereign independence of nation-states: