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A superstate is an agglomeration of nations, often linguistically and ethnically diverse, under a single political-administrative structure. This is distinct from the concept of superpower, although these are frequently seen together. It is also distinct from the concept of empire, where one nation dominates other nations through military, political, and economic power, as in the Roman Empire, although an empire may also be a superstate, as in ancient Persia and China. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For other uses, see Superpower (disambiguation). ... This article is about the political and historical term. ... For other uses, see Roman Empire (disambiguation). ... The Persian Empire was a series of historical empires that ruled over the Iranian plateau, the old Persian homeland, and beyond in Western Asia, Central Asia and the Caucasus. ...

An example of a small superstate would be the republic of Yugoslavia before its breakup at the end of the cold war. Yugoslavia (Jugoslavija in the Latin alphabet, Југославија in Cyrillic; English: South Slavia, or literary The Land of South Slavs) describes three political entities that existed one at a time on the Balkan Peninsula in Europe, during most of the 20th century. ...

An example of an ancient superstate would be China, under various dynasties.

Eurosceptics argue that the European Union is a current example of an emerging superstate. Euroscepticism (a portmanteau of European and scepticism) has become a general term for opposition to the process of European integration. ...

Although constitutionally structured as federated republics, the United States of America and modern Germany are not considered superstates, since the primary identification of the nationality of its citizens is with the nation as a whole, rather than as citizens of its constituent states. As this viewpoint did not prevail in the early years of the U.S., it could reasonably be considered to be a superstate in that period of its history. A map displaying todays federations. ... Look up republic in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

The British Empire came close to becoming a superstate in the late 19th Century when there was an attempt to re-organise both Dominions and Colonies into a single body under a united parliament. Had it succeeded, it would have become the largest state in human history. The British Empire in 1897, marked in pink, the traditional colour for Imperial British dominions on maps. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Fictional superstates

  • Successor States
  • Eastasia (Nineteen Eighty-Four)
  • Eurasia (Nineteen Eighty-Four)
  • Oceania (Nineteen Eighty-Four)

In the fictional BattleTech universe, the Successor States (named such due to their being the Successors of the Star League) are the major military powers of the Inner Sphere, each governed by one of the Great Houses. ... Eastasia is green on the fictitious 1984 world map Eastasia is one of the three superstates in the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, the others being Oceania and Eurasia. ... Eurasia is purple on the fictitious 1984 world map Eurasia is one of three superstates in George Orwells novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, the others being Eastasia and Oceania. ... Oceania is red on the fictitious 1984 world map Note: At the end of the novel, there are news reports that Oceania has captured all of Africa, though as propaganda, the credibility of the reports are uncertain. ...

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Morgan, G.: The Idea of a European Superstate: Public Justification and European Integration. (466 words)
In a challenge to both sides of the debate, Morgan argues in support of a European superstate.
The Idea of a European Superstate is utterly different.
The Idea of a European Superstate: Public Justification and European Integration.
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Each superstate (except Idle) has a set of "entry requirements" or fact and factor requirements that must be true for the character to enter that superstate.
Superstates also have "stay requirements," or requirements that must be true for a character to keep progressing through that superstate.
Whenever CSCS is changing superstates, it considers all possible superstates, finds those whose entry requirements match the character's current state, and then randomly picks one out of those with the highest priority setting.
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