International House of Dan: One More "Stan"

Saturday, March 26, 2005

One More "Stan"

I've been asked about Kurdistan, the semi-autonomous region in northern Iraq and the non-autonomous region in Turkey that neither Iraq or Turkey want to see exist... Anyway, you can get Kurdistan news here, I just didn't include it because it's not yet a country. A good rule of thumb for countries is that they have to have the things listed in Article 1 of the Montevideo Convention of 1933: permanent population, defined territory, government, and ability to enter into foreign relations. Kurdistan is a little short on items two and four...


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