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Will Bougainville really achieve independence? Key next steps

Ker-Lindsay, James (2019) Will Bougainville really achieve independence? Key next steps. UNSPECIFIED.

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Bougainville has voted overwhelmingly in favour of independence. But will it become the world's newest country? In this video, I explore the steps needed to become a fully-fledged state and the potential obstacles that it might face. Welcome to Independent Thinking. A channel dedicated to international relations, independence disputes, secession and the origins of countries. The results of the referendum on the small Pacific island of Bougainville are in. The decision is clear. 98% of those taking part voted to become independent. However, the path to statehood is unlikely to be either fast or straightforward. There are a number of stages that need to be completed before it can become the world's newest country and the next state to join the United Nations. This video explores this process. As is shown, a lot will now depend on the reactions of Papua New Guinea and the wider international community.

Item Type: Audio/visual resource
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Additional Information: © 2019 The Author
Divisions: LSEE - Research on South Eastern Europe
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JZ International relations
D History General and Old World > DU Oceania (South Seas)
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2020 12:18
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 09:28

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