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nation state

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishnation stateˌnation ˈstate noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 PGSANa nation that is a politically independent country 🔊 European union is seen as a threat to the sovereignty of the nation state.
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nation stateWe have been a nation state for a very long time.This is not to say, however, that popular sovereignty requires a nation state.The individual nation state is often therefore presented as a self-contained unit, analytically prior to its international relations.On the one hand they are rebuilding in Berlin the grandiose capital of a restored nation state.But it is only with the development of the nation state that nationalism comes into existence.The very concept assumes the existence of a higher power than that of the nation state.The first third of the book is a sustained polemic against the myth of competitiveness when applied to the nation state.
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