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Breaking up is hard to do: Nations, States, and Nation-States HGIA Chapter 13.

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1 Breaking up is hard to do: Nations, States, and Nation-States HGIA Chapter 13

2 Vocabulary Review State Colony Nation/Nationality Nation-State Federal State Unitary State Nationalism

3 New Vocabulary Homeland: Perceived ancestral territory of a nation – Some nations are lucky enough to rule their homeland (France) – Others are not so lucky (Palestinians, Kurds) Stateless Nation Regional Autonomy: Limited self-rule for a region within a larger state – Quebec, Scotland Shatterbelt: a region caught between powerful forces whose boundaries are continually redefined – Yugoslavia

4 Multination State Occurs when several distinct nations are found together in the same political state – Canada or South Africa May lead to ethonationalism – A strong feeling of belonging to a minority nation that is contained within a state dominated by a more powerful nation – Could lead to: Regional autonomy (Scotland) Separatism (Quebec, Tibet) Secession (Lithuania from USSR)

5 Mulitstate Nation Exists when a national homeland overlaps into more than one state. One state encompasses the majority with outliers in neighboring states Can give rise to irredentism – Occurs if a nations homeland spills over into another state and the people on the wrong side of the boundary wish to join their territory with the rest of their homeland – Often seen when a nation refers to their homeland as Greater _____ Greater Somalia or Greater Germany

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