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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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These historical milestones when put together consummate a virtual consolidation of South Korea's democracy and nationhood.
The challenge to the existing idea of nationhood began with the end of communism.
I wonder how our sense of nationhood will have developed in that time as well.
In conclusion, Alcohol and Nationhood in Nineteenth-Century Mexico is a very welcome addition to scholarship on alcohol culture and nation-forming processes.
Using a diachronic approach to the study of French nationhood--from the sixteenth-century imperial expansion to the abolition of slavery in the mid-nineteenth century--this volume exposes the historically flexible correlations between nationhood and Frenchness.
He said: "This referendum very much is a test of Welsh political nationhood. Now, do we see ourselves as a full part of the European family of nations or do we see ourselves as a western province of England?
Following this line of thinking, one may argue that Turkey's once primordial "Turkish nationhood" tenet is nowadays giving way to three abstract nationhood concepts.
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If anyone asserts that secularism is an important tenet of Indian nationhood, there is a quick rebuttal.
" Sajjad Gani Lone has come up with a document called ' Achievable Nationhood'.
Having misdiagnosed nationalism as the cause of Europe's sufferings (Hitler was a racialist, not a nationalist; he did not become a German citizen until the year before becoming Germany's chancellor), European leaders undertook the steady attenuation of nationhood. They have thereby eroded the basis of government by consent -- the powers of national parliaments.
As a second-generation South Asian woman, I wondered how issues of race were entangled within Canadian nationhood. I was filled with questions, not only about Canadian nationhood, but about the ways in which Canadian nationhood has been constructed.