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Nation

A group of persons with a common identity completely separate from other groups. There is no consensus as to what separates a nation from, say, an ethnic group beyond wide acceptance of a group's identity as a nation. Many nations also have their own states or countries, though most countries are multinational.
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If Belanger's bill is passed, this would mark the third time the lyrics of Canada's national anthem had been changed.
The previous record was held by India where 15, 243 people had simultaneously sung the national anthem.
The ruling Kurdistani bloc in Parliament prepared a draft to give the current Kurdish national anthem "Ay Raqqib" a legal status.
Mr Mulholland, who represents Leeds North West, told the House of Commons: "Following the historic decision to use Jerusalem at the Commonwealth Games, can we now have a debate in this House about properly establishing an English national anthem for when England compete as opposed to the UK?
Halfway through the national anthem at the end, the NG band altered the song in a way that infuriated MP Zacharias Koulias of DIKO, who then proceeded to submit the matter for parliamentary discussion.
I can remember when you were expected to stand up at the end of a night out at the cinema for the national anthem.
Shadow children's minister Tim Loughton said: "Knowing the national anthem is the minimum requirement for being a good citizen.
The Ireland vice-captain (below) wishes the national anthem was played at away games, and wants to copy the All-Blacks.
Osborne's father, who often has sung the national anthem at Lakers games through the years, coached his son as a youth and tries to catch as many Chatsworth games as possible when on break from a steady touring schedule.
On September 14, schools and communities across the nation will sing "The Star Spangled Banner" to celebrate the anniversary of our national anthem.
The commercial release of "Nuestro Himno" (Our Anthem), a loose translation of America's National Anthem, the "Star-Spangled Banner," has started a sharp debate over what it means to be an American and if the United States will remain an English-speaking nation.
The recent Harris Interactive survey of 2,200 adults that made these discoveries is part of the impetus for The National Anthem Project, a multi-year effort to re-teach the song and its historical meaning.

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