December 3, 2007 at 3:28 pm Leave a comment

I’ve decided that I don’t really know what these terms mean; state, nation, country. As with most people, I use them interchangeable.


Nations, though, really don’t need political boundaries. Nations are people with shared cultural values. See this post for more information on the concept of nations.


A state is a recognized political region. Canada is a state.


Then you get ‘Nation-States’. I guess this covers everything. I don’t think Canada can be considered a Nation-State as it is a State filled up with many Nations. Most leaders would like their countries to be recognized as nation-states, as this solidifies and unifies the people behind the concept, and is more apt to bolster support for the State. A country like Canada, though, with it’s people from so many varied cultures all living together in relative harmony, is still difficult to consider as a nation due to these differences. We as Canadians don’t share one singular cultural outlook, which is fine by me.


As I understand it, a country is a state and a state is a country? These two terms seem to be interchangeable.


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