- a sovereign state inhabited by a relatively homogeneous group of people who share a feeling of common nationality.
Origin of nation-state
First recorded in 1915–20
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Examples from the Web for nation-state
Now, its descendent organizations are dedicated to advancing the 20th-century throwback notion of the primacy of the nation-state.Can Ukraine Control Its Far Right Ultranationalists?
March 1, 2014
At the same time, however, the State of Israel is the nation-state for the entirety of the Jewish people.End the Chief Rabbinate’s Monopoly
Rabbi Avi Weiss
November 7, 2013
Yes, a Jewish nation-state can help develop and promote that message.Daniel Gordis And The Jewish Nation-State
February 18, 2013
Nor, frankly, would any other nation-state consent to its own dismantling.Does Anti-Zionism Equal Anti-Semitism?
October 22, 2012
Since Israel was born as a nation-state in an era of post-nationalism, its very creation was a mistake.Deep Unfairness
April 25, 2012
Since old China was rarely confronted with international problems, the Chinese were not aware of their realm as a nation-state.Government in Republican China
Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger
It is the same sense of community held, at a different scale and with different goals, by the nation-state.
Together with the nation-state, the modern notion of nationality was defined and became a major force of political life.
Indeed, the predicament of the nation-state is such that going back may be the only benign way of going forward.After the Rain
- an independent state inhabited by all the people of one nation and one nation only
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