|1.||Is the existing system of international relations based on logic, or on history, or on geographic, racial, and economic realities?|
|2.||Do the facts coincide accurately with popular notions of "independence," "sovereignty," "national honor," "national prosperity," "equality of nations," etc.|
|3.||Are the elements of international relations simple enough to be grasped easily by the "average man" without special study?|
|1.||In theory:--International relations are relations among "nations," also called powers or sovereign states. A nation, power or sovereign state is defined (popularly) as a government possessing supreme political power over a definite amount of territory; or a people having such a government. All full-fledged nations or sovereign states are (popularly) supposed to possess sovereignty or complete independence, i.e., the right to govern themselves and conduct their own foreign relations without interference by any superior authority.|
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Publication information: Book title: Syllabus on International Relations. Contributors: Parker Thomas Moon - Author, Institute of International Education (New York, N.Y.) - OrganizationName. Publisher: Macmillan. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1925. Page number: 1.
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