A territory is an administrative division , usually an area that is under the jurisdiction of a state. In most countries , a territory is an organized division of an area that is controlled by a country but is not formally developed into,  or incorporated into, a political unit of the country that is of equal status to other political units that may often be referred to by words such as "provinces" or "states". In international politics , a territory is usually either the total area from which a state may extract power resources  or any non- sovereign geographic area which has come under the authority of another government; which has not been granted the powers of self-government normally devolved to secondary territorial divisions; or both. The origins of the word territory begin with the Proto-Indo-European root ters 'to dry'. At this point the suffix -orium, which denotes place, was replaced with -ory which also expresses place. A capital territory or federal capital territory is usually a specially designated territory where a country 's seat of government is located. As such, in the federal model of government, no one state or territory takes pre-eminence because the capital lies within its borders.
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Assad-affiliated Christian militias skirt around the territory of rival groups aligned with the YPG. At first fighters were taken to Somalia; now Al-Shabab has brought the war to Kenyan territory. This would seem reasonable, since in that direction lay the only territory open enough for swift attack by armor. But ISIS continues to hold major swaths of territory in and around Kobani, despite widespread media reports to the contrary. For these and other reasons, your petitioners pray that Congress will establish its sovereignty over said Territory. Now Brindisi, in the territory of Otranto, in the kingdom of Naples. They are sick who gloat over news of victories and see conquered miles of territory rise resplendent above mounds of corpses. This territory , being under Mahometan rule, was connected in spirit with the East. Every available bit of African or Asiatic territory was claimed by one of the rival powers. It may seem like fun and games but this quiz that uses vocab from popular stories will determine how much you know.