disputed territory


July 6, 2022

A disputed territory is any territorial extension over which two or more sovereign States disagree about the possession or control of their lands. It can also arise after a state has appropriated or conquered the land of another - for example, the annexation of the Crimean Peninsula to Russia -, or when an old state is no longer recognized by another. These disputes are usually related to the possession of natural resources such as rivers, fertile lands, mineral resources such as oil, although they can also be fueled by cultural, religious or ethnic reasons. They often result from the use of unclear or vague language in the treaties that established the original boundaries.


This article was initially translated, in whole or in part, from the Wikipedia article in English, whose title is «Territorial dispute».


External links

All Along the Watch Tower – Peter Middlebrook WorldStatesman – listing of States involved in territorial disputes USState Department/ International Border Studies – Florida State University Territorial Disputes in the CIA World Factbook