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Chinese – Guójiā

May 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Chinese, Nation, State

國家 (国家) Guójiā Relates to ‘state’ (guójiā is understood to be an organisation or an entity) The term is composed of two Chinese characters: 國 – guó – state, the capital of a state, a manor which belongs to nobilities in the ancient time, individuals or things that are related to the emperor of the […]

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Karen – Kawthoolei

May 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Karen, State

Kawthoolei Relates to ‘Karen state’ or ‘Karen land’ Literally: – Kaw – Land/Country/State – Thoo – Black – Lei – None The first reference to the name of a Karen country called Kawthoolei appears in the Karen history written by Saw Aung Hla, published in 1939. It can be translated as either ‘a land without darkness’[1] or alternatively, […]

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North Korean – Kangsŏng taekuk kŏnsŏl

May 26th, 2011 · No Comments · Independence, Korean (North), State, Territorial Integrity

강성대국건설 kangsŏng taekuk kŏnsŏl ‘Building of the powerful state’ Relates to state The concept first emerged in 1998, and now is announced to be the main policy goal for 2007-2008. There is reference to this strategy being accomplished by 2012, the year of the 100th anniversary of Kim Il Sung. For all its popularity the […]

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