July 21, 2009

Post-Coup Etiquette Conundrums

Quico says: What do you do when a government you don't recognize expels your diplomatic delegation? Come to think of it, given that you didn't recognize them, what was your diplomatic delegation doing in their country in the first place? Shouldn't they have self-expelled themselves as soon as the leader you recognized got tossed out of the country? In fact, if the guy your ambassador presented his credentials to gets deposed, to whom exactly are your diplomats representing your country's interests? And if a country whose government you don't recognize expels your diplomats and you refuse to acknowledge its right to do so, how is that government entitled to react?

Is there a rule book for this sort of thing? Cuz, honestly, I'm confused.

Post 34 out of 100. This is a piece of cake.