Political Science Chapter 3 Notes

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Political Science Chapter 3 Notes Nations, States, and Governments Introduction o A nation is a population with a certain sense of itself, a cohesiveness, a shared history and culture, and often (but not always) a common language. o A state is a government structure, usually sovereign and powerful enough to enforce its writ. o Regionalism is the feeling of difference sometimes found among populations of a nation’s regions. o Raj is British-ruled India. The Elements of Nationhood o Defining characteristics of a nation are territory, population, independence, and government. o Territory Wars often occur when territorial claims overlap. States use military force to establish borders. o Population Ideally, a nations population should have a sense of cohesion. States with populations diverse in language, culture, or identification are called multinational states. If substantial portions of the population are unhappy, the nation could fall apart. o
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2010 for the course POL 101 taught by Professor Manel during the Fall '09 term at Community College of Allegheny County.

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