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DN Opinion. The nation-state resilient in the globalised world

the Fact is that the nation-state replaced the other governance structures such as empires, chiefdoms, tribes, and clans as the primary political unit in the world. Today is the only internationally recognized states are members of organizations such as the UN, the world Bank and the EU.

In major sports events like the olympic games or the football world CUP is the competitor, almost exclusively the representatives of the nation states. Cricket between England-Australia and India-Pakistan is more than just a sport and is characterized in high degree of national pride.

when a majority of the over 20,000 participants from a total of 19 different countries participated in a study of 2016, stated that nationelltillhörighet was most important to their self-identity.

another study shows that the population in Western europe is more proud of their national than european identity despite the fact that the EU, the world's most far-reaching supranational cooperation, tried to foster a more european identity.

In Sweden, the picture is the same, despite the fact that it is the country where nationalism is the very weakest and the attitude to immigration and religious minority groups, most positively, according to a study.

national identity is also clear in the tjetjeners, kurders and the palestinians ' quest for a national state of their own. Even if the ”failed states” (in English: ”failed states”) such as south Sudan, Somalia and Yemen exist, the nation-state, therefore, is likely to continue to be the dominant political entity in the foreseeable future.

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