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NACO question : Republic of Texas government vs state of Texas government

Headings for provisional governments are used when more than one government claims control over a territory. (AACR2 24.6D)  It’s not a case of a succession of names.

 

Many states have changed the extent of their territory over the years.  If we treated each such change as a name change, we would need a new heading for the United States each time a state joined the union, or when states seceded (1861-65).   The important factor is the name of the government.

 

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