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microstate

[′mī·krə‚stāt]
(statistical mechanics)
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Sadr's differences with the Supreme Council are potentially constructive: He opposes the council's dangerous plan to create a Shiite ministate in southern Iraq.
Turks had some of the same ambition, but they wanted principally to see the prosperity and development from which they have been excluded by their "own" side's decision to keep them in a tiny, backward, and unviable ministate that is really no more than a colony of the mainland.
46) Lettre de `Oceanic Exploration Company' au Directeur-General de l'economie, Ministate portugais d'Outre-mer, 31 decembre 1968, Cour internationale de justice, Affaire relative au Timor oriental (Portugal c.
The PLO retreated to Lebanon, where it found refuge, creating its own ministate therein, thereafter wreaking havoc on the population of that country.
By the middle of the 10th century, Wirral had become a heavily-populated Norwegian ministate, with its own government, borders, customs and trading port.
Regardless of what happens with a Palestinian ministate, or with nearby Arab states, the future holds no substantive military threat, let alone the power that could make a genocide.
The gamble was to hand Arafat and his cronies the keys to power; to a ministate carefully defanged by Israel.
Likud leaders have yet to argue convincingly how a demilitarized ministate squeezed between Israel and Jordan presents a more awesome danger than the combined Arab states.
The Costs and Benefits of Being a Small, Remote, Island, Landlocked, or Ministate Economy," Research Observer, World Bank, Washington, D.
Out of its ruins are to rise three new, ethnically pure entities: one to go to Greater Serbia, one destined for Greater Croatia, and one a Muslim ministate consisting of a West Bank in the center of the country and a Gaza Strip in the northwest corner around Bihac.
Summary: Iran is reportedly seeking to consolidate an Alawite-dominated ministate in Syria that includes Damascus, the coast and areas in between, including Homs and Hama.
Only one other country is forecast to have no growth this year: Tuvalu, a Pacific island ministate.

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