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Dashed white lines indicate defacto boundaries.  Dashed green lines indicate conflicted boundaries or boundaries that are not recognized bilaterally.    

Palestine has its own police force and government.  Palestinian nationhood is not internationally recognized.

Southern Sudan is an autonomous region of Sudan.

Chechnya is currently a republic in the Russian Federation, although a strong independence movement exists and tension between the Russian forces and the locals has made peace very fragile in this region.  Russian authorities officially recognize a number of republics in the Caucacius Mountain Region as autonomous republics within the Russian Federation, including Chechnya, Adygea, North Ossetia, Ingushetia, Dagaestan, and Kabardino-Balkaria.