What Are Examples of Nation-States?

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Examples of nation-states include Albania, Egypt, Estonia, North and South Korea and Mongolia. Despite influence from China in its early history, Japan is considered to be the world’s largest nation-state with over 120 million Japanese, roughly 95 percent of its total population.

Nation denotes a socio-cultural grouping of individuals based on shared culture, ethnicity and language. A state is a political entity with defined geographic borders as well as the ability to make and enforce laws as a government and interact with other states on an international level. A nation-state is a sovereign state with citizens and governing officials who are ethnically homogeneous and possess a common sense of nationality.