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The Extinction of Nation-States

Ali Khan

Washburn University - School of Law

American University International Law Review, Vol. 7, p. 197, 1992

Hugo Grotius founded his theory of international law on the concept of territorial sovereignty. Over the centuries, territorial sovereignty has played a key role in the development of international legal order. The world has now been divided into nearly two hundred nation-states. The people are proud of their national identities and are willing to sacrifice their lives for their beloved nation-state. But just as dinosaurs have disappeared from the face of the earth, so will nation-states with sovereign borders. One Earth will rise again, free from the walls and fences that nations are building around their unsustainable sovereignty.

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Keywords: nation-state, Grotius, Kelsen, One Earth, Free State

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Date posted: June 4, 2007  

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Khan, Ali, The Extinction of Nation-States. American University International Law Review, Vol. 7, p. 197, 1992. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=990885

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