Monday, November 09, 2015

Word of the day: rump state

The word of the day is rump state:

rump state is the remnant of a once-larger government.


"Incoming Manchu forces seized Beijing in 1644, beginning a new dynasty: the Qing.  The last Ming emperor hanged himself, and pretenders emerged to lead a rump state."

 - Charles Mann, 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created

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