What is a city-state? Definition

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Ur was an early city-state. This is the Standard of Ur, from West Asia (2000 BC) What is a city-state? A city-state is like a very small country, with just one city in it. The Greeks called a city-state a polis. (You pronounce it "poh-liss".) That's where our word politics comes from. Types [...]