Revisionist State

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Revisionist State is a term from Power Transition Theory within the wider field of International Relations. It is used to describe states, that unlike Status Quo States, see an inherent injustice in the international system of states, within international law and sometimes also free market economics.

Generally, there is a direct correlation between a state's hegemony, both political and economic, and its standing as either a Status Quo State or a Revisionist State.[1] Powerful and influential nations in International Relations such as the United States, United Kingdom, France and other nations like Japan who have benefited from western liberalism, are likely to fall under the category of Status Quo States while North Korea, Iran, Russia[2] and other nations dissatisfied with their place on the international spectrum are often considered Revisionist States.

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