THREE CITY-STATE EMPIRE DISSOLVED
The United States of America has its last requirement of a fully operational country wherein it now has on record of being able to deal in foreign relations:
Satisfy international laws set out in the Montevideo Convention on the Rights and Duties of States, adopted in 1933.
To conform to these rules a country must:
- Exist within a clearly defined territory
- Have a permanent population, which means negotiating issues concerning citizenship and residency
- Have a government
- Be able to enter into relations with other sovereign states