Nation States

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This module contains:

  •  An editable PowerPoint lesson presentation
  • Editable revision handouts
  • A glossary that covers the key terminologies of the module
  • Topic mindmaps for visualising the key concepts
  • Printable flashcards to help students engage active recall
  • A quiz with an answer key to test knowledge and understanding of the module

Nation States

A territory that no other country has power or sovereignty over is called a state. The United Nations has recognised 196 states as of 2016, with South Sudan as the newest addition. When one talks about a nation, it refers to a group of people who are binded by common descent, history, culture, and language but do not have any sovereignty. Nation states do not necessarily have a single culture or language, while political and physical borders between these states are usually contested.

This ​A-Level Nation States module will enable students to:​

  • Describe what a nation state is;
  • Discuss how nation states evolved in a globalising world;
  • Explain the ways nationalism become important in the development of the modern world;
  • Discuss the threats to national sovereignty in today’s world; and
  • Explain the challenges to national identity, and the consequences of disunity within nations

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