103+Lecture+6+_2_ - Political Geography: Nations &...

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Political Geography: Geography 103 22 September, 2011
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Key Terms Nation : a community of people who share a common language, culture, ethnicity, descent, and/or history This is an “imagined community”: a myth of collective experience despite lack of familial connection Clear difference with “the state” Nation-State : A state whose population consists of the members of one national group
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Nationalism: Origins Nationalism is Modern. Emerged in the late 18th/early 19thC as family & community ties began to break down Through market exchange and industrialization, economies became more spatially extensive and cultures became more homogeneous over space Printing press connected populations & written languages standardized allowing communication over geographical space
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Nationalism: Origins Enlightenment political ideals of freedom & autonomy suited to a larger group—the principle of national self-determination , with territorial nation-state as outcome Current map of Europe reflects dominance of nation-state ideology since the failed European Revolutions of 1848
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