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Nation Creation 1Week 2 Assignment: Nation Creation: Building Political Policies and AlliancesDiana TorresWalden University
Nation Creation 2Nation Creation: Building Political Policies and AlliancesThe country of Dianaland is a lush, bi-coastal progressive empire in Europe and borders the south of France during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The country, during the Industrial Revolution, flourished through trade of raw materials and resources. Dianaland is not only rich inagricultural resources such as iron, coal, and timber, but precious metals like silver and gold too. Neighboring countries, France and Portugal frequently traded with Dianaland as well as Great Britain. In a time of imperialism, Dianaland gained territories in nearby Northern Morocco and commanded naval activity on the Straits of Gibraltar, establishing foreign trade routes. “Strategicimperialism, a concern for control of key waterways, ports, and military outposts, was another important factor leading nations to take over distant territories” (Goff et al., 2007). Similarly, to Great Britain, Dianaland commanded a large, formidable naval army that served to defend both coasts, its territories to the South, and supply lines. During this imperial era, other countries were experiencing heighten nationalistic pressures and were strengthening their security measures. Dianaland began to amass its own well-trained army, that trained citizen