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nation-state

[ney-shuh n-steyt] /ˈneɪ ʃənˌsteɪt/
noun
1.
a sovereign state inhabited by a relatively homogeneous group of people who share a feeling of common nationality.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20
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  • More and more people are becoming fearful about the direction in which the modern, secular nation state is going.
  • But still some people see the idea of nation state as a given and as eternal and national sovereignty as sacred.
  • Doing so however will also facilitate the migration of work out of state or out of nation state.
  • Please keep in mind that policy is implemented on a nation state level and not a global level.
  • Of course, they don't enjoy all the abilities of a nation state.
  • One uncertainty is key players, or the relative importance of the nation state.
  • It's possible that the rise of the nation state has led to the reduction in languages worldwide and the reduction of bilingualism.
British Dictionary definitions for nation state

nation-state

noun
1.
an independent state inhabited by all the people of one nation and one nation only
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