ELI5: Explain Like I'm 5

Autonomous territory

Autonomous territory means that there is a place where people live and make their own rules, but they are still part of a bigger country. It is like when you have your own room in your house, but you still have to follow the rules your parents set for the entire house.

In an autonomous territory, the people who live there can make some decisions on their own, like how to spend their money or what language to speak. They can also have their own laws that are different from the laws of the bigger country they are part of.

But there are some things the people in the autonomous territory can't decide on their own. They still have to follow some rules that are set by the bigger country, like how to protect their borders or how to deal with money.

Overall, autonomous territory means that people who live in a certain area have some independence in making decisions, but they are still part of a bigger group that they need to listen to.