5 major nations of the world living without their own state


There are still many peoples on the planet that have not been able to create their own national state. Some of them retain the chances of getting it in the future, and there are those who do not even claim their country.

An ethnic group around which many myths, legends and stereotypes have formed in recent years. Gypsies are from India. They left the region in a group of 1000 and settled throughout Europe, and later many moved to the United States and Brazil.

According to the latest

In 1971, the Roma held the first ever congress and

Numerous people with ancient history and their own religion. On the planet

Sikhs see themselves as a separate people

Despite the fact that Sikhism presupposes a respectful attitude towards all inhabitants of the world, representatives of this nationality regularly organize terrorist attacks and demand that India leave the region.

Now the Indian authorities have slightly softened their attitude towards the Sikhs, granting religious autonomy. However, the creation of a separate state is out of the question.

One of the oldest peoples in Europe. The Basques have no common roots with neighboring ethnic groups, researchers still cannot say exactly where they came from.

Due to the big difference with the surrounding peoples, the Basques strive to preserve their national identity and create their own state by all means, even radical ones.

In 1959 there was

Subsequently, the Spanish authorities made concessions, giving the Basques broad autonomy. ETA has abandoned terrorist activities, although the nation has not lost its desire to gain complete independence. Now they are trying to do it peacefully.

The Kurds are the largest nation without a state, with a population of 30 million. This ethnic group inhabits a vast region on the territory of 4 countries at once.

Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran cannot integrate the people into their societies, this often becomes the cause of various conflicts.

All decisions to create Kurdistan or grant autonomy to the people remained on paper. After the wars in Iraq and Syria, the Kurds created local governments and tried several times to create a viable state, but they never succeeded. The conflict remains unresolved to this day.

A people with their own religion, language, culture today lives in China:

Tibetans do not give up their attempts to become independent again: the ethnic group has its own government, which, however, is forced to hide in India. Relations with the Chinese authorities are very tense, and the central government is unwilling to grant autonomy. Therefore, Tibetans continue to exist as part of China.

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