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STATE VS NATION State as we know today is a political term which could be define as an institution that organises and makes countries or nations being governed We could add to this definition that state as institution is a need of society at a certain stage of development to control and to enforce society into a common will The state has legitimated the use of force over a given territory to enforce laws The state is founded on the power of its military Therefore a strong military is vital to maintaining the state As well as we are part of society at the time we are born we are or we belong to a state Its an assumption of the human beings We belong to a society either we like it or not and therefore we belong to a state as well At the end of the Word Ward II the Word powers divided Europe in what we could call one nation one state with one common language one religion and same culture However it didnt work for all the nations across Europe Yugoslavia is a clear example of different cultural identities In the case of France Spain Portugal or Italy the state and nation is a typical model of state and nation overlapped At this point we can talk about different types of states Today the regular way to look at nations is as Nation-state In other words a state usually is a nation where states citizens should identify with the nation and society where they live But this is not the only structure of a state We can talk about a nation with no state for instance the nation of East Timor which is neither the state of Indonesia Other possibility is in the sense of a single state with two or more nations as for example Czechoslovakia which consisted of two nations within the jurisdiction of a single
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