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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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'President [Rodrigo] Duterte called on our fellow Filipinos to emulate the patriotism of all heroes before us by supporting the government's nation-building effort, especially our campaign against illegal drugs, criminality, corruption, poverty, and environmental degradation,' Cayetano said during his speech at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.
A brilliant lawyer, a seasoned parliamentarian, and a distinguished Minister, he contributed immensely to nation-building," Kovind tweeted.
This year, the training was anchored on the theme, Igniting Youth Power for Nation-building.
But seriously though, today is a good time to think about nation-building as we journey toward the next decade and as we all find ourselves in the heart of Duterte's Philippines, made unwitting participants and for some, unwilling participants in this Netflix-like existence.
She said the primary goal of integrating Youth Studies in both undergraduate and graduate levels is to improve the understanding of students on their role in nation-building and most importantly, their role as the "hope of the nation."
On the occasion, Vice Chancellor Air Vice Marshal (Retd) Faaiz Amir also expressed his views on the importance of nation-building. He emphasized that people of Pakistan must join hands to merge the individual identities into a comprehensive national identity.
The challenge of employing military operations to further US interests and values while averting protracted nation-building has been a fundamental dilemma for policymakers since at least the era of Southern Reconstruction after the Civil War.
"No nation can make progress if women don't participate in nation-building", said PTI chairman.
American Nation-Building: Case Studies From Reconstruction to Afghanistan
The first edition of the index profiled seven sectors in 133 countries to create a guide to track knowledge wealth for stronger nation-building. With this initiative, the UAE has once again demonstrated its understanding of how to tap into the source of success.
Apparently, South Sudan is a new nation, therefore, nation-building is imperative to debate and discuss among our intelligentsia community.
The process of nation-building is dynamic in nature.

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