Definition of nation-state in English:
A sovereign state whose citizens or subjects are relatively homogeneous in factors such as language or common descent.
- The reliance on national governments and the nation state leaves the door open for the most reactionary forces.
- Like neighbouring Mali to her west, Niger is not a nation state defined by one language and one race, but a Commonwealth of peoples.
- The sovereign nation state, so the argument goes, leaves little social policy role for the European level.
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