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nation-state

nation–state

noun na·tion–state \ˈnā-shən-ˈstāt, -ˌstāt\

: a form of political organization in which a group of people who share the same history, traditions, or language live in a particular area under one government

Full Definition of NATION-STATE

:  a form of political organization under which a relatively homogeneous people inhabits a sovereign state; especially :  a state containing one as opposed to several nationalities

First Known Use of NATION-STATE

1918

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism

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