What does nation-building mean?

Definitions for nation-building

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  1. nation-building(Noun)

    unifying the people or peoples within a state so that it remains politically stable and viable in the long run


  1. Nation-building

    Nation-building refers to the process of constructing or structuring a national identity using the power of the state. This process aims at the unification of the people within the state so that it remains politically stable and viable in the long run. Nation-building can involve the use of propaganda or major infrastructure development to foster social harmony and economic growth. Definition: The development of behaviors, values, language, institutions, and physical structures that elucidate history and culture, concretize and protect the present, and insure the future identity and independence of a nation.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nation-building in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nation-building in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Harry Verhoeven:

    There is very little appetite for nation building, it would cost a lot. Which countries are going to contribute troops to go to South Sudan?

  2. Barack Obama:

    The time of deploying large numbers of ground forces with big military footprints to engage in nation-building overseas that's coming to an end, going forward, our military will be leaner.

  3. Margot Wallstrom:

    We want them to refrain from violence, to seek cooperation in all possible ways. And above all to defend democracy, human rights and the position of women in what's going to be nation-building for Palestine from now on.

  4. Ron Paul:

    The enemy is radical Islam and not only will I name the enemy, I will do whatever it takes to defend America from these haters of mankind, i envision an America with a national defense unparalleled, undefeatable, and unencumbered by overseas nation building.

  5. Captain Sam Hancock:

    The partner-nation building, working to develop the relationships with the countries in this region and with the personnel, whether the ministries of health and everything that we work with coming into each country ... the relationships that are established will pay dividends in the future.

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Translations for nation-building

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • Nation-BuildingGerman
  • construction de la nationFrench
  • राष्ट्र निर्माणHindi

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