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What is a city-state? Definition

By |2018-04-23T06:36:29+00:00June 29th, 2017|Government, Greeks|

The Standard of Ur, from West Asia (2000 BC) What is a city-state? A city-state (what the Greeks called a polis, which is where our word politics comes from) is like a very small country, with just one city in it. There are still some city-states in the world today, like Monaco or [...]