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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 Modernization theory, which has superseded primordialism as the dominant explanation of nationalism, adopts a constructivist approach and proposes that nationalism emerged due to processes of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  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. NATIONS

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Nations is ranked #9050 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Nations surname appeared 3,610 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Nations.

    92.7% or 3,347 total occurrences were White.
    2.2% or 80 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.1% or 78 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.5% or 54 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.7% or 27 total occurrences were Black.
    0.6% or 24 total occurrences were Asian.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    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

Anagrams for nations »

  1. anoints

  2. onanist

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Numerology

  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

Examples of nations in a Sentence

  1. President Obama:

    What should give us hope that this is a turning point, that this is the moment we finally determined we would save our planet, is the fact that our nations share a sense of urgency about this challenge and a growing realization that it is within our power to do something about it.

  2. Walter Bagehot:

    War both needs and generates certain virtues; not the highest, but what may be called the preliminary virtues, as valor, veracity, the spirit of obedience, the habit of discipline. Any of these, and of others like them, when possessed by a nation, and no matter how generated, will give them a military advantage, and make them more likely to stay in the race of nations.

  3. Cory Booker:

    The tax the way were putting it forward right now, the wealth tax, Im sorry its cumbersome, its been tried by other nations, its hard to evaluate. We can get the same amount of revenue through just taxation, but again, we as Democrats, have got to start talking not just about how you tax from a stage, but how wegrow wealth in this country amongst those disadvantaged communities that are not seeing it.

  4. Adam Lankford:

    Our homicide rate is higher than comparable European nations. If anything, though, it is these kinds of attacks that make us stand out so negatively from the rest of the world and give us this violent reputation as a country, frankly, if we want to give the world a message from what we've learned from all of this, is to say that, 'It is possible, these things do happen, so be prepared and learn from it before you have a tragedy of your own.'.

  5. Marise Payne:

    Australia is to send a P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft to Japan to contribute to the enforcement of United Nations Security Council resolutions in our region, the deployment supports the international campaign to address North Korea's illicit trade and associated networks.

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