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What is a nation-state? State = a recognized sovereign authority over a defined territory nation = people with a common birth, ie., language and culture a state defined by its people, with a common culture, not its ruling family or imperial conquests
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Are all states today nation-states? No Andorra, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Channel Islands, Luxembourg, Malta, Singapore, Nauru, etc.
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Do all nations have states? No Kurds, Palestinians, Sikhs, Scots, Catalans, Basques, Native American nations, etc.
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Many of the world’s people have
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Unformatted text preview: little national identification other possibilities? clan or tribe other possibilities for non-national identification ethnic identifications--for instance? Chinese in South East Asia, etc. language groups? French Canadians, Walloons, etc. religious groups? Muslims in Philippines, Shia and Sunni in Iraq Religion and Ethnicity in Iraq How are nations cultivated or created? institutions, transportation, education, media, ceremony and symbols Are we a nation? Do you identify strongly as an American?...
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2010 for the course PLSC 130 taught by Professor Diamond during the Spring '10 term at Skyline College.

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