Chapter 5: Representation of states and reclassification of ongoing armed foreign interventions due to a governmental change
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Chapter 5 deals with the representation of states and reclassification of ongoing armed foreign interventions due to governmental change. It argues that the test for determining which armed group represents the state for the purposes of conflict classification should be based on the identification of the de facto government. It further argues that this identification should be cemented with a presumption that the established government is the de facto government as long as it asserts authority in the territorial state and offers armed resistance which is not ostensibly hopeless or purely nominal.

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