- a small, independent nation.
Origin of ministate
Also called microstate.
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Examples from the Web for mini-state
Indeed, it has focused on ethnically cleansing those areas of Sunnis to create an Alawite mini-state.Why Now Is the Time For Syria Diplomacy
May 16, 2013
- same as microstate