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POLITICALGEOGRAPHYPRECIOUS O. ONGOCODEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHYCSSP, UP DILIMANNATION AND STATE NATION a group of people oftensharing common elements ofculture such as religion or language,or a history or political identity STATE is an independent politicalunit with recognized boundaries,even if some these boundaries are indisputeNation Nation group of people oftensharing common elements ofculture/history/political identity Ex: Irish, Han Chinese, Tibetans Philippines?State State independent political unitwith territorial boundariesinternationally recognized byother states Must contain: Permanent resident population Organized economy Functioning internal circulation systemDo nations always have states? Nation-state ideal formconsisting of a homogenousgroup of people governed bytheir own stateMulti-National States States with many nations Ex. SpainStateless Nations Nations without their own states Ex. Kurdistan FEDERAL STATE a form of government inwhich power is allocated to units of localgovernment within the country e.g. USA UNITARY STATE a form of government inwhich power is concentrated in the centralgovernmente.g. Philippines CONFEDERATION a group of Statesunited for a common purpose e.g.European UnionNATIONALISM Feeling of belonging to anation A nation is entitled to its ownstateIMPERIALISM Extension

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