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Nations without states : a historical dictionary of contemporary national…

by James Minahan

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  oirm42 | May 21, 2018 |
"Nations without states" is THE textbook for those interested in unrecognised nations and states. A little dated now (the East Timorese and southern Sudanese have no need to be included here anymore), Minahan sets out a mindboggling number of peoples that seek independence, their reasons and how they would succeed as a soveriegn nation.

Throughout the pages we get everyone from the wellknown (the Kurds, Palestinians and West Papuans) to the obscure (The Udmertese and the Kanuri, anyone?) As stated in the intro, many of the entries are on peoples that have never been covered in English before.

I went looking for a secondhand copy of "Nations without States" recently and saw one selling for hundreds of dollars. Hopefully a library near you will have a copy. ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0313283540, Hardcover)

Russians are suppressing the Chechen; Ibo nationalism may yet tear Nigeria apart. With the end of the Cold War, any of the world's stateless peoples could be in tomorrow's headlines. This book provides an essential guide to the stateless nations suppressed or ignored during the Cold War. In more than 200 national surveys, the volume highlights the historical, political, social, economic, and diplomatic evolution of many of the currently emerging nations without states. Including nations from all continents—from the Chechen in Eastern Europe, to the Ibo in Africa, and the Quebeckers in North America—the book addresses the current nationalist resurgence by focusing on the most basic element of any nationalism, the nation itself.

The book provides the only source of concise information on stateless nations. Each entry includes the nation's name and alternative names, population statistics, information on major languages and religions, geographical information, independence declarations, information on the national flag, a brief sketch of the primary national group or groups, and a profile of the nation's history and national development to the present. A chronological appendix of declarations of independence helps to set the waves of nationalism in an historical context. A second appendix provides a geographic listing, by region and nation, of national organizations.

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Russians are suppressing the Chechen; Ibo nationalism may yet tear Nigeria apart. With the end of the Cold War, any of the world's stateless peoples could be in tomorrow's headlines. This book provides an essential guide to the stateless nations suppressed or ignored during the Cold War. In more than 200 national surveys, the volume highlights the historical, political, social, economic, and diplomatic evolution of many of the currently emerging nations without states. Including nations from all continents--from the Chechen in Eastern Europe, to the Ibo in Africa, and the Quebeckers in North America--the book addresses the current nationalist resurgence by focusing on the most basic element of any nationalism, the nation itself.The book provides the only source of concise information on stateless nations. Each entry includes the nation's name and alternative names, population statistics, information on major languages and religions, geographical information, independence declarations, information on the national flag, a brief sketch of the primary national group or groups, and a profile of the nation's history and national development to the present. A chronological appendix of declarations of independence helps to set the waves of nationalism in an historical context. A second appendix provides a geographic listing, by region and nation, of national organizations.… (more)

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