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  1. nations

    A nation is a community of people formed on the basis of a combination of shared features such as language, history, ethnicity, culture and/or society. A nation is thus the collective identity of a group of people understood as defined by those features. Some nations are equated with ethnic groups (see ethnic nationalism) and some are equated with affiliation to a social and political constitution (see civic nationalism and multiculturalism). A nation is generally more overtly political than an ethnic group. A nation has also been defined as a cultural-political community that has become conscious of its autonomy, unity and particular interests.The consensus among scholars is that nations are socially constructed and historically contingent. Throughout history, people have had an attachment to their kin group and traditions, territorial authorities and their homeland, but nationalism – the belief that state and nation should align as a nation state – did not become a prominent ideology until the end of the 18th century. There are three notable perspectives on how nations developed. Primordialism (perennialism), which reflects popular conceptions of nationalism but has largely fallen out of favour among academics, proposes that there have always been nations and that nationalism is a natural phenomenon. Ethnosymbolism explains nationalism as a dynamic, evolving phenomenon and stresses the importance of symbols, myths and traditions in the development of nations and nationalism. Modernization theory, which has superseded primordialism as the dominant explanation of nationalism, adopts a constructivist approach and proposes that nationalism emerged due to processes of modernization, such as industrialization, urbanization, and mass education, which made national consciousness possible.Proponents of modernization theory describe nations as "imagined communities", a term coined by Benedict Anderson. A nation is an imagined community in the sense that the material conditions exist for imagining extended and shared connections and that it is objectively impersonal, even if each individual in the nation experiences themselves as subjectively part of an embodied unity with others. For the most part, members of a nation remain strangers to each other and will likely never meet. Nationalism is consequently seen an "invented tradition" in which shared sentiment provides a form of collective identity and binds individuals together in political solidarity. A nation's foundational "story" may be built around a combination of ethnic attributes, values and principles, and may be closely connected to narratives of belonging.

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  1. nations

    Plural form of nation.

    All nations of the world aspire for peace and harmony on planet earth and know it is easily achieved.


    Submitted by MaryC on January 18, 2016  

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Nations' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2469

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Nations' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3506

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  1. anoints

  2. onanist

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nations in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nations in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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  1. Bucky Hellwig:

    Clearly economic growth has got some momentum here in the U.S., conversely, with the other developed nations, their growth is either flat or slowing, that causes some debate about what the ECB might do at its meeting this week.

  2. Gernot Erler:

    The question lingers: what do we recognize as fact? Is it what Tillerson says, what the president says or what (U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations) Nikki Haley says? we have so many voices and they all sound different.

  3. Patty Hajdu:

    Canada's decision and actions harmed First Nations children, families and communities, discrimination caused intergenerational harm and losses. Those losses are not reversible. But I believe healing is possible.

  4. President Clinton:

    This is a good deal for the United States, north Korea will freeze and then dismantle its nuclear program. South Korea and our other allies will be better protected. The entire world will be safer as we slow the spread of nuclear weapons. The United States and international inspectors will carefully monitor North Korea to make sure it keeps its commitments. ...Only as it does, so will North Korea fully join the community of nations.

  5. Greg Dyke:

    It's got to be done by enough nations to have an impact, if it's done, we've got to do it alongside other countries, other large footballing nations.

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