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Synonyms for city state

a state consisting of a sovereign city

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SOME of your readers may recall that more than once on this page over the past years I have laid out the case for Liverpool to establish itself as a city state.
Imagine, therefore, the fear that the much smaller and outnumbered city states of Greece felt as this massive army bore down upon them.
The city states that passengers who fail to abide by the rules "will result in the removal of the individual or individuals.
Like the ancient Greek city states, Rome provided for deliberation and even the enactment of laws by the masses in popular assemblies.
The city republic had, in fact, often concluded treaties with neighboring Italian city states -- frequently including Bologna, Pisa, Lucca, and Siena -- to secure itself and its neighbors from various threats to liberty.