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Today Poland is a sovereign democratic state, free to do whatever it pleases
Then Poland sovereignty is defined by its (new) elites.

The rest are free to do whatever they please within their economic game-theoretic options - only nominally for the sake of the country.

And after all, the feudal agreements were all between consenting rulers and vassals, right?

by das monde on Thu Feb 12th, 2015 at 05:40:54 AM EST
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I don't even understand what you are trying to say here. This is what sovereignty means, from Wikipedia:

"Sovereignty, in layman's terms, means a state or a governing body has the full right and power to govern itself without any interference from outside sources or bodies. In political theory, sovereignty is a substantive term designating supreme authority over some polity.[1] It is a basic principle underlying the dominant Westphalian model of state foundation."

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.

by Starvid on Thu Feb 12th, 2015 at 06:03:26 AM EST
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Is Greece now meaningfully sovereign in the the power to govern itself without any interference? It may need to try to enforce the sovereignty by no less desperate measures than Hungary 1956 or Czechoslovakia in 1968.

The difference between sovereignty of post-WWII Western and East European countries was large - if Op Gladio did not represent a more supreme authority.

With the financial power pyramid of today, the sovereign entities comprise a small club.

by das monde on Thu Feb 12th, 2015 at 06:51:02 AM EST
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If you abandon your currency by joining the euro, you surrender a considerable part of your sovereignty.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Thu Feb 12th, 2015 at 07:17:28 AM EST
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