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Learn about sovereignty in Vattel's Law of Nations

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  • legalbear
    Look at the chapters related to sovereignty in Vattel s Law of Nations or Principles of the Law of Nature Applied to the Conduct and Affairs of Nations and
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 27, 2003

      Look at the chapters related to sovereignty in Vattel's Law of Nations or Principles of the Law of Nature Applied to the Conduct and Affairs of Nations and Sovereigns.  This book is available on the internet for free, but, as you know, there are advantages to having a hard copy.   This was originally a four volume set and it has been reprinted in a single volume approximately 1.75" thick and 8.5" x 11" format, soft bound.  The copy that it was re-printed from is copywrited 1852.  Some of the topics covered include:


      General principles of the law of nations


      Duties of a nation towards herself


      Duties of a nation respecting her constitution


      A soveriegns obligations and rights


      Principle objects of a good government


      Of the cultivation of the soil


      Of commerce


      Care of the public ways


      Of money and exchange


      Procure the happiness of the nation


      Of piety and religion


      Of justice and polity


      Of the glory of a nation


      Voluntary submission to a foreign power


      How a nation may separate herself from a state of which she is a member


      Public, common and private property


      Rivers, streams and lakes


      Of the sea


      Duties of a nation toward other States


      The observance of justice between nations


      Rules respecting foreigners


      Considerable discussion on treaties and their effect


      Extensive discussion on war/ the enemy and things belonging to the enemy


      The rights of nations during war/ waging unjust wars/the rights of private persons during war/civil war discussed


      The right of sending and receiving public ministers


      The rights, privileges, and immunities of ambassadors and other public ministers


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