- an independent state inhabited by all the people of one nation and one nation only
Translations for 'nation-state'
- British English: nation-statenation state A nation-state is an independent state which consists of people from one particular national group. NOUNIt is a small nation state of around 3 million people.
- Brazilian Portuguese: estado-nação
- Chinese: 民族国家民族国國家
- European Spanish: nación-estado
- French: État-nation
- German: Nationalstaat
- Italian: stato-nazione
- Japanese: 民族国家
- Korean: 민족 국가
- Portuguese: estado-nação
- Spanish: estado-nación
Example Sentences Including 'nation-state'
It is one thing for a government elected by and disposing of its power within a nation-state to engineer a reconstruction of market forces.
Television - policy and culture
The homogeneous nation-state thus emerged from a feudal society characterised by many and various languages, cultures, and ethnic groups.
Glasgow Herald (2002)
The long version involves manifest destiny, the Riders of the Apocalypse, and the decline of the nation-state.
Mail and Guardian (2004)
The nation-state decried by the cosmopolitan chic and marketeers alike made a spectacular and emotional comeback.
India Today (2002)
Under its terms the EU will be able to act even more like an unaccountable nation-state , joining international bodies and making treaties.
Belfast Telegraph (2004)
Yet if the goal is to address the negative potential of group identity, the nation-state solution simply cannot go the whole distance.
Globe and Mail (2003)
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