Problem

Occupied nations

Other Names:
Captive nations
Nature:
Occupied nations are those which have been incorporated into larger groupings without any opportunity being given to the people of the areas in question to indicate whether or not they desire any form of independence or self-determination.
Incidence:
The most frequently cited example is Palestine under Israel, and the nations and nationality groups incorporated within the former Soviet Union and eastern European states - the most recent of which is the attempt on Afghanistan. Historical examples are groups such as the Celts and the Basques which in the distant past were incorporated into several nations; and, more recently, the American Indian nations which were overwhelmed by the settlers in both North and South America.

Other nations that have a history of captivity include: Poland, Hungary, Lithuania, Ukraine, Czechoslovakia, Latvia, Estonia, White Ruthenia, Rumania, East Germany, Bulgaria, mainland China, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, North Korea, Albania, Idel-Ural, Tibet, Cossackia, Turkestan, North Viet-Nam, and others.

Problem Type:
C: Cross-sectoral problems
Date of last update
28.05.2001 – 00:00 CEST