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Global Research Gateway: Nation-States

Nation States

Nation-states  refer to a certain form of state that derives its political legitimacy from serving as a sovereign entity for a nation within its sovereign territorial space. The state is a political and geopolicial entity while the nation is a cultural and/or ethnic entity The term "nation-state" implies that the two geographically coincide, and this distinguishes the nation state from the other types of state, which historically preceded it.

 UN List of Sovereign Nation States