Week 3 Lecture

Week 3! There were Red Bulls under all the seats!

Topics discussed in this lecture included:

  • Nations, states, and nation-states, Part 2!
  • What is sovereignty, and how do you get it?
  • China rich!
  • The UN – how does it work?
  • The P-5! (plus one!)
  • Taiwan held China’s UN seat at one point in time
  • Why Palestine isn’t a country
  • A Tale of Two Bushes – Iraq
  • Why so much UN stuff happens in Africa
  • If the P-5 were restructured, who might enter?
  • Djbouti!
  • Genocide is not cool – the UN has to act if genocide occurs. But what is the definition of genocide?
  • Is sovereignty coming undone?
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