nationhood nationhood  /ˈneɪ ʃən ˌhʊd/


  • (n) the state of being a nation


  1. FOR sheer and pervasive fervor, the love of nationhood has no equal among contemporary political passions.
  2. Since nationhood in 1947, Pakistan has tried through war and guile to pry the remainder of Kashmir, a former princely state with a Muslim majority, away from India.
  3. Hamas spokesmen were equally sanguine in hailing him as the symbol of Palestinian nationhood.


  1. Vietnam veteran gets new medals

    As America celebrates the anniversary of its independence on July 4, a somber fact underlies the holiday of parades and picnics. The United States of America gained its nationhood in a revolution paid for by the sacrifices of soldiers, Marines and sailors.
    on July 3, 2013     Source: Peninsula Clarion

  2. Egypt’s Crisis Signals the Unraveling of Yet Another Arab Nation-State

    When British and French diplomats sat down to draw the boundaries of the modern Middle East, one country required no ruler and compass to define it. People lived in Egypt 10,000 years before the birth of Christ. The specific civilization that left behind the Giza pyramids dates to 2,700 years B.C., and a sense of nationhood was embedded so deeply along the shores of the Nile that the quip of an ...
    on July 2, 2013     Source: via Yahoo! News


  1. "He symbolizes a generation of Canadians who, in many ways, were the authors of modern Canadian nationhood," Harper said of Babcock. "When Canada went to war in 1914 we were widely perceived as a mere colony of Britain. By the end of the war,...
    on May 9, 2008 By: Stephen Harper Source: AFP

  2. In his 1992 article, "within the next hundred years," Talbott wrote, "nationhood as we know it will be obsolete; all states will recognize a single, global authority."
    on Jun 25, 2010 By: Thomas Jefferson Source: Before It's News

  3. "I apologise not only to the Sikh community but to the whole nation, because what took place in 1984 is a negation of the concept of nationhood enshrined in our [Indian] Constitution. I am not standing on any false prestige. On behalf of our...
    on Aug 21, 2005 By: Manmohan Singh Source: Panthic Weekly

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