Where Are States Located?
State-an area organized into a political unit and ruled by an established government that has control over its internal and foreign affairs. It occupies a defined territory on Earth's surface and contains a permanent population.
Sovereignty-independence from control of a state's internal affairs by other states.
Microstates-states with very small land areas.
City-State-a sovereign state that compromises a town and the surrounding countryside.
Colony-a territory that is legally tied to a sovereign state rather than being completely independent.
Colonialism-the effort by one country to establish settlements and to impose its political, economic, and cultural principles on such territory.
Imperialism-the control of territory already occupied and organized by an indigenous society, whereas colonialism is control of land previously uninhabited or sparsely inhabited land.