List of rump states  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

A rump state is the remnant of a once-larger government, left with limited powers or authority after a disaster, invasion or military occupation.

For example, the Seleucid Empire, which once controlled most of the Middle East, was reduced drastically in size by the rise of the Parthian Empire in its eastern provinces because of a regional rebellion. What was left of the once large empire was a rump state composed of little more than Antioch, Damascus, and an area roughly equal in size to modern Syria.

Some other states labeled as rump states, or that today would be considered rump states, at one point or another are listed below.



Late Antiquity

Early Middle Ages

High Middle Ages

Late Middle Ages

Early Modern

19th Century

World War I and aftermath

World War II

Since World War II

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