Sunday, March 09, 2014

Barelyrecognized Quasistateistan

It occurs to me that the Black Sea basin is the region of the world with the most barely-recognized quasi-states. That region includes Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Transnistria, and maybe soon Crimea. Maybe you can even argue Northern Cyprus is close enough to the Black Sea to count.

Aside from maybe Palestine, it's hard to come up with any other separatist territory that has been recognized by one or more universally recognized countries, but not the majority of the world, in any other region of the globe. Can anyone think of any others?