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Rentier States

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A rentier state refers to any state where

A

direct taxation of the citizens is the basis of state finances.

B

the government directly controls the activities of private interests.

C

the head of state is not of the same ethnicity as the nation.

D

the government is primarily financed by leasing rights to foreign companies.

E

the military exerts an undue political influence on policymaking.