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national identity


the depiction of a country as a whole, encompassing its culture, traditions, language, and politics


Each of the new republics tried to establish a national identity.'s 21st Century Lexicon
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  • A new sense of national identity was found in the identity of religion.

    History of the English People John Richard Green
  • To them the question at issue was the preservation of the national identity of their country.

  • Ireland, a small country, can only maintain its national identity by moral and economic forces.

    National Being (A.E.)George William Russell
  • In any case, before the Bolero could open fire she had to establish the national identity of the stranger.

  • What motivates them are arguments of competitiveness, not national identity, political philosophy, or family pride.

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