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na·tion-state

(nā′shən-stāt′)
n.
A political unit consisting of an autonomous state inhabited predominantly by a people sharing a common culture, history, and language.
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nation-state

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an independent state inhabited by all the people of one nation and one nation only
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na′tion-state`



n.
a sovereign state inhabited by a fairly homogeneous group of people who share a feeling of common nationality.
[1915–20]
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Translations

nation-state

[ˈneɪʃənˈsteɪt] Nestado-nación m
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nation-state

[ˈneɪʃənsteɪt] nstato-nazione m
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References in classic literature ?
But however true the maxim may be of the modern nation state, it was not true of the much smaller and more self-conscious Greek city.
The large nation states to which we are accustomed make it difficult for us to think that the state could be constructed and modelled to express the good life.
It also follows that a nation state needs to be militarily strong in order to maintain the defence and economic well-being of its citizens.
By explicitly declaring that Israel is the nation state of the Jewish people alone, it totally excludes Palestinian citizens of Israel, who comprise 20 percent of the population of the state, and who are a homeland minority group.
2737824 BRUSSELS -- The Socialists and Democrats Group (S&D) in the European Parliament condemns the controversial Nation State Law adopted by the Israeli parliament (Knesset), which declares Israel the nation state of the Jewish people with Hebrew as its only official language.
WHAT make a Nation State in this day and age are three requisites.
On the other hand, a meritocratic society allows movement towards mutual goals - ultimately a nation state, instead of a series of tribes and kinship held together within a geographical boundary.
Graham Taylor explains that 'the nation state provided a universalizing and internally consistent set of ideas about the role of the state in the process of human development, an essentialist view of human nature or the human condition and a utopian vision of the future.' This has remained clear in the last decade or so.
Secondly, the final action sequence of the film dramatizes the way agents of the nation-state claim sole authority over lethal violence and thus tempt the plague survivors to engage in what Rene Girard calls mimetic desire by adopting the violent means of the nation-state rather than opposing the nation state through the formation of a truly alternative community with its own politics.
A key to triggering a demand for independence is if the region identifies with the nation state. To win such loyalty requires the central government to pay attention to regional concerns.
It was not a reactionary response to modernism; rather, it was modernist with a strategy of selectively assimilating Western political apparatus like elections, a parliamentary system, constitutionalism, the separation of powers and a nation state.