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A puppet state is a metaphor o a state that is supposedly independent but is in fact dependent upon an ootside pouer,[1] it is nominally sovereign but effectively controlled bi a foreign or itherwise alien pouer, for reasons such as financial interests.[2]


  1. Marek, Krystyna (1954). Identity and Continuity of States in Public International Law. Librairie Droz. p. 178. ISBN 9782600040440. 
  2. Constructing the Nation-state. Greenwood Publishing Group. 1995. p. 161. ISBN 0-313-29398-8. The term puppet state is used to describe nominal sovereigns under effective foreign control