Sovereignty can be bought and sold like a commodity

Steven Press:

Though it is not often thought of as a commodity, sovereignty resembles one in that it can be bought and sold. Indeed, the purchase of sovereignty was a primary vehicle of American expansion. In a series of treaties that helped create the United States of today, governments operated just like a business, buying and selling their jurisdiction through mergers and acquisitions that would make even today‚Äôs tycoons envious…

Source: Sovereignty can be bought and sold like a commodity | Aeon Ideas

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