Research: What is a sovereign nation, how many sovereign nations are recognized as members by the United Nations and how many sovereign nations are recognized by the US State Department. Compare the lists. Specify your sources.
Do not use Wikipedia or Google as your source. (HINT: You may wish to use the United Nations website and the US Department of State website as sources)
Questions/ Format: Use the following format & include the #s:
- Define: what is a sovereign nation.
- How many sovereign nations are recognized as members by the UN, and how many are recognized as sovereign nations by the US State Department?
- Are the number of sovereign nations recognized by each (UN and US State Dept.) and the criteria used the same?
- If not, how do they differ?
It is not necessary to post the entire list of sovereign nations.