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From state +‎ -hood.



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statehood (countable and uncountable, plural statehoods)

  1. The property of being a state.
    Alaska didn't attain statehood until 1959, when it became the 49th state of the United States.
  2. The condition of being a country.
    • 2022 August 24, “Russia’s War on Ukraine: Six Months of Lies, Implemented”, in United States Department of State[1], archived from the original on 24 August 2022[2]:
      Medvedev cited these supposed “Western analysts” in order to propagate Russia’s colonial fantasy: envisioning Ukraine’s territory reduced to just the Kyiv region, while the remainder of Ukraine would be divided among Russia, Poland, Romania, and Hungary. Such a narrative recalls Putin’s February 2022 speech questioning Ukraine’s statehood and accompanies intensifying Russian calls to expand its “special military operation” to realize its imperial map.