Definition of statehood in English:

statehood

Line breaks: state|hood
Pronunciation: /ˈsteɪthʊd
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • The status of being a recognized independent nation: their aspirations for independent statehood have been consistently frustrated
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    • The struggle to achieve statehood for a given nation was the driving force behind nineteenth-century nationalism.
    • Ukrainian peasants turned inwards as centralized power broke down, yet their identification with the Ukrainian nation was strengthened as a result of independent statehood.
    • In fact, the labour movement was the major driving force in the struggle for statehood and independence.

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