Client State

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A Client State is an independent political unit which has elected (...or had forced upon it) the patronage of a more powerful political unit.

  • That subordinate relationship gives such groups low sovereignty or control over their own matters.
  • Client states are generally classified as sub-polities of a larger polity usually called a supra-polity.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

This relationship is generally mutually-beneficial, and is essentially commercial in nature.

  • That is, the political or defensive ties which may be part of any patron-client relationship are ultimately intended to promote trade between the two.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Client, vassal, or subordinate states have existing since the beginning of every sophontic culture's recorded history.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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