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Is there any country which would allow one of its territories to declare sovereignty on its own?

Usually when the question is whether a part of a sovereign state could form its own sovereign state, the answer is always that there is no such mechanism but if the currently sovereign state decided ...
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Does anything in international law that limits a countries ability to recognize secession governments?

In 1903, Panama separated from Colombia. Colombia tried to forcefully retake Panama, but Panama quickly allied with the U.S. which easily prevented the reunification. Some view this as the U.S. ...
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If a U.S. jurisdiction secedes, can they still keep the old laws?

I've heard that most municipal code is actually copyrighted material, thus, for example, you can't just re-publish it without violating the copyright law. The issue becomes interesting in the case of ...
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Does Texas have a legal right to leave the Union or secede?

Many people, possibly even including recent Texas governors, think that Texas has a right to secede from the Union. Does it, or does it not?