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Client state is one of several terms used to describe the subordination of one state to a more powerful state in international affairs. It is the least specific of these terms and may be treated as a broad category which includes satellite state, puppet state, neo-colony, protectorate, vassal state and tributary state. (See also unequal treaty.) The idea that there might be a hierarchy of states, some more or less dependent on others, contradicts the doctrine of Westphalian sovereignty which holds that each state is a distinct, separate and sovereign entity. Satellite state or client state is a political term that refers to a country which is formally independent but which is primarily subject to the domination of another, larger power. ... A puppet state is a state whose government, though notionally of the same culture as the governed people - owes its existence (or other major debt) to being installed, supported or controlled by a more powerful entity, typically a foreign power. ... Neo-colony The term neo-colony normally refers to former colony which remains in practice under the economic and political domination of the former colonial power. ... This article is about states protected and/or dominated by a foreign power. ... A puppet state is a state whose government, though notionally of the same culture as the governed people - owes its existence (or other major debt) to being installed, supported or controlled by a more powerful entity, typically a foreign power. ... The term tributary state refers to one of the two main ways in which a pre-modern state might be subordinate to a more powerful neighbour. ... ... It has been suggested that Westphalianism be merged into this article or section. ...


Client states have existed for millennia as stronger powers made subservient those around them as they grew. In ancient times states such as Persia and Greek city-states would create client states by making the personal leaders of that state subservient. One of the most prolific users of client states was Republican Rome which, instead of conquering and then absorbing into an empire, chose to make client states out of those it defeated, a policy which was continued up until the 1st century BC when imperial power took over. The use of client states continued through the Middle Ages as the feudal system began to take hold. Persia redirects here. ... The term ancient Greece refers to the period of Greek history in Classical Antiquity, lasting ca. ... This article refers to the state which existed from the 6th century BC to the 1st century BC. For alternate meanings, see Roman Republic (18th century) and Roman Republic (19th century). ... (2nd millennium BC - 1st millennium BC - 1st millennium) The 1st century BC started on January 1, 100 BC and ended on December 31, 1 BC. An alternative name for this century is the last century BC. The AD/BC notation does not use a year zero. ... For other uses, see Roman Empire (disambiguation). ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... Feudalism comes from the Late Latin word feudum, itself borrowed from a Germanic root *fehu, a commonly used term in the Middle Ages which means fief, or land held under certain obligations by feodati. ...


More commonly the terms were applied to nations ruled by dictatorships backed openly by either the United States or the Soviet Union. In the case of the United States during the Cold War many Latin American nations such as Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua prior to 1979, Cuba prior to 1959, and Chile under the regime of General Pinochet were seen as U.S. client states since the U.S. government had significant influence over the policies of those dictatorships. The term applied to other authoritarian regimes with close ties to the United States, more appropriately referred to as U.S. proxy states during the Cold War such as South Vietnam, Iran prior to 1979, Cambodia under the regime of Lon Nol, the Philippines and Saudi Arabia among others. Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... General Augusto José Ramón Pinochet Ugarte1 (born November 25, 1915) was head of the military government that ruled Chile from 1973 to 1990. ... Anthem Thanh niên Hành Khúc (Call to the Citizens) Capital Saigon Language(s) Vietnamese Government Republic Last President¹ Duong Van Minh Last Prime minister Vu Van Mau Historical era Cold War  - Regime change June 14, 1955  - Dissolution April 30, 1975 Area  - 1973 173,809 km² 67,108... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Lon Nol (លន់នល់ in Khmer) (​November 13, 1913 - November 17, 1985) was a Cambodian politician who served two times as Prime Minister of Cambodia in addition to serving other times as Defence Minister. ...


Soviet proxy or "client" states included much of the Warsaw Pact nations whose policies were heavily influenced by Soviet military power and economic aid. Other third world nation's with Marxist-Leninist governments were routinely criticized as being Soviet proxies as well, among them Cuba following the Cuban Revolution, People's Republic of Angola, People's Republic of Mozambique, People's Democratic Republic of Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Vietnam (A.K.A. North Vietnam), amongst others. Not to be confused with the Warsaw Convention, which is an agreement about airlines financial liability and the Treaty of Warsaw (1970) between West Germany and the Peoples Republic of Poland. ... Vladimir Lenin in 1920 Leninism is a political and economic theory which builds upon Marxism; it is a branch of Marxism (and it has been the dominant branch of Marxism in the world since the 1920s). ... The Cuban Revolution refers to the revolution that led to the overthrow of General Fulgencio Batistas regime on January 1, 1959 by the 26th of July Movement and other revolutionary elements in the country. ... This article is about the country in Africa. ... For other uses, see Mozambique (disambiguation). ... Anthem SurÅ«d-i MillÄ« Capital (and largest city) Kabul Official languages Pashto, Persian (DarÄ«)1 Government Islamic Republic  -  President Hamid Karzai  -  Vice President Ahmad Zia Massoud  -  Vice President Karim Khalili Independence from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland   -  Declared August 8, 1919   -  Recognized August 19 1919  Area... The Democratic Republic of Vietnam (Vietnamese Việt Nam Dân Chủ Cộng Hòa), also known as North Vietnam, was founded by Ho Chi Minh and was recognized by China and the USSR in 1950. ... The Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRVN), or less commonly, Vietnamese Democratic Republic (Vietnamese: Việt Nam Dân Chủ Cá»™ng Hòa), also known as North Vietnam, was proclaimed by Ho Chi Minh in Hanoi, September 2nd1945 and was recognized by the Peoples Republic of China and the...


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Client state - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (194 words)
Client states have existed for millennia as stronger powers made subservient those around them as they grew.
One of the most prolific users of client states was Republican Rome which, instead of conquering and then absorbing into an empire, instead chose to make client states out of those it defeated, a policy which was continued up until the 1st Century BC when Imperial Power took over.
These client states were especially obvious during the Cold War as almost the entire world divided based upon being a client state of either the Soviet Union or the United States.
Client state - definition of Client state in Encyclopedia (138 words)
Neutral point of view comparison of the social, political and/or economical effects of the two superpowers on the client states, which mostly were newly decolonised states, requires comparing respective client states.
Client states of the United States of America were most of the countries in Latin America, while client states of the Soviet Union were in Eastern Europe.
During the collapse of the communist and capitalist superpowers which occurred during the decades before and after the turn of the century (2000), it was hoped that the client states of the two fallen superpowers could gain true social, political and economic independence.
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