Enclave State Case Study


The shape of a state can greatly influence the economic and military climate of a country. Lesotho is a prime example of an enclave.
It is completely surrounded by the Republic of South Africa.
Migration and trade are more difficult in an enclave state because they have no access to international waters, and all traded good have to pass through the surrounding country first.
Also, enclave states must have good relations with the surrounding countries, because they can be easily dominated.
Lesotho has a weak economy and an unstable government because of several of the aforementioned factors.

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