Subject: Social Studies
The concept of nation and nationality are extremely difficult to define. A nation means a group of people who share a common territory and government. The word nation came to the English from the Old French word ‘nacion’, which is derived from the latin word ‘natio’ meaning “birth”. The nation is a social concept. It is an organized community of people composed of one or more languages, religions, cultures, traditions and history. A nation, by comparison, is more impersonal, abstract, and overtly political than an ethnic group.
The concept of nation and nationality influences government policies. Nationality is a country, you come from. Nationality is an abstract concept. It is all about the way the people in certain territory bind themselves through some common meaning.
Nationality is the legal relationship between a person and a state. The feeling of brotherhood, welfare, cooperation, mutual understanding and unity they share constitute a nation. We all share some common history and traditions as a citizen of Nepal. Nationality differs technically and legally from citizenship, which is a different legal relationship between a person and a country. The feeling of being different but living under the same umbrella gives us the feeling of nationality.
So, a nation is like different colours of flowers in a garden. We love our nation and feel proud of being Nepali. The love for our nation forms nationality. The feeling of pride towards one’s ancestry, history, heritage, which each and every Nepali harbour for being a citizen of Nepal, construct our nationality. We have not been under any foreign invasion yet. Nepal is the country of peace. There had been brave warriors who sacrificed their lives for our nation. They put their life at stalk than remain defeated, and dominated. Such is the history of our nation which has constructed our nationality and have made us really proud of our ancestors.
What are the things which constitute a nation?
The things which constitute a nation are as follows:
What bind all the Nepalese together?
Nationality binds all the Nepalese together. Because the nation is like different colors of flower in the garden. We love our nation. The feeling of brotherhood, welfare, cooperation, mutual understanding and unity bind all the Nepalese together.
What are all Nepalese proud of?
We all Nepalese love our nation and feel proud of being Nepali.
Have we ever been under any foreign invasion?
No, we have not been under any foreign invasion yet.
What is the common goal of all Nepalese?
The common goal of all Nepalese is to maintain peace in the country.
What do you mean by a territory?
The land or area under the control of a country is called a territory.
What do you mean by subjugation ?
Subjugation is to take complete control of people or an individual, especially by defeating them in a war.
What do you mean by harbours ?
Harbours is an emotion, thought, or secret that we have in our mind over a long period of time.
What do you mean by nation?
The word nation in English came from the French word 'nacion' which is derived from the Latin word 'natio' meaning 'which has been born'.
What is a nationality?
A nationality is an abstract concept which is totally psychological and has nothing to do with race or politics.
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