Status Quo State

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Status Quo State is a term from Power Transition Theory within the wider field of International Relations. It is used to describe states, that unlike Revisionist States see the international system of states, international law and often even free market economics as integral aspects of the international spectrum that should be upheld.

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 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 and other nations dissatisfied with their place on the international stage are often considered Revisionist States.

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