Nation Building

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Nation Building

The practice in which a foreign military force occupies a country to build infrastructure (such as roads and schools) and/or to protect the local government until it becomes stable. Nation building is highly controversial. Proponents argue that it stabilizes nascent democracies and protects local citizens, while critics contend that it is an unnecessary use of resources and can protect unpopular governments.
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The task of nation-building demands communication channels between the top leadership and the very young members of the society.
The United States still has a long way to go before the question on Native American sovereignty is fully resolved, and Universities and Indian Country presents ways in which universities might assist in the tribes' nation-building efforts.
They need to be provided with safe and favourable environment in which they can nurture their talents and contribute towards nation-building.
Nation-building in a land of tribes and warlords, with no cultural tradition of central authority, was a fool's errand.
Politicians therefore, need to constantly revise their position in terms of committing erroneous bidding on the outside; they crave a hindsight for nation-building based on national unity and defensive strategy, the deputy added.
Boko Haram and the crisis in Nigeria's nation-building project.
The fact that violence is still part and parcel of the everyday reality makes it impossible for the country to move successfully towards nation-building.
The delegations are currently working in the area of education and Islamic call and make outstanding contributions to their nation-building.
WASHINGTON (PAN): Denied entry into Kabul this week, a powerful US lawmaker on Thursday alleged the US-Afghan strategic partnership agreement reflected a decade of failed nation-building effort of the United States.
Liberty's Surest Guardian: American Nation-Building from the Founders to Obama
What Sebastian Conrad achieves in his book is not just to add another, this time systematically transnational, perspective, but to reinterpret the whole history of German nation-building from the viewpoint of late-nineteenth century globalization.
Bush, after winning conventional military victories in Afghanistan and Iraq, shifted the focus to nation-building and democratizing the region.

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