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. Candidate Trump:

    We are not nation-building. We are killing terrorists.

  2. Donald Trump:

    If I become president, the era of nation-building will be brought to a very swift and decisive end.

  3. Lee Kuan Yew:

    Soon I will be calling elections to ask for your mandate, to take Singapore into this next phase of our nation building.

  4. 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?

  5. 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.

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Translations for nation-building

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • Nation-BuildingGerman
  • οικοδόμηση του έθνουςGreek
  • edificio de la nacionSpanish
  • construction de la nationFrench
  • राष्ट्र निर्माणHindi
  • בניית האומהHebrew
  • aedificium gentem,Latin
  • строительство нацииRussian
  • தேசிய கட்டிடம்Tamil

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