microstate


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microstate

[′mī·krə‚stāt]
(statistical mechanics)
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This view has recently received support from an evaluation of information flow within microstates.
Morocco needs to have some serious talks with its friends to convince them that they should tell Algeria to abandon their dream of dividing the territorial integrity of Morocco, and that creating a microstate in North Africa is not something the people of the Maghreb want.
A case study in microstate (in-)security, Internationales Asienforum 42 (1-2): 107-134;+ 214-215 [Synopsis],
A British colonial outpost overrun by General Yamashita's imperial Japanese army in 1942, expelled from the Malayan Federation in 1965, blessed with no natural resources or even a vast internal l market, Singapore has morphed into the richest most successful island microstate on earth.
The Italian microstate are awful and have only ever won one international in their history and that was a 1-0 victory over Liechtenstein.
This movement across borders has the long run potential of eroding the rabid microstate nationalisms as African workers tackle the bureaucracy of interstate travel.
They turned it into a Taliban-style microstate, where the movie theater was converted into a mosque, men and women are banned from mingling in public and drinking alcohol is punishable by 100 lashes.
support for a compromise solution based on autonomy under Moroccan sovereignty in the Western Sahara and warned against certain "Castro-style repression" in a Polisario-led "fake microstate.
The polisario is financed by Algeria and is propped up by the communist regime of Cuba, he underlined, saying that "an illusory, a fake microstate in Northern Africa" would be led by a repressive class.
It has no substantial tourist attractions, yet in the past 44 years of its independence, this highly cosmopolitan and diverse microstate has become the fifth wealthiest economy in the world in terms of GDP per capita.
Even if Paphos were an independent microstate, one could criticise the Mayor for falling prey to short sighted populism.