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Question

The major difference between a state and a nation is that the latter presupposes a _______

Options

A) heterogeneous

B) Homogeneous population

C) well-defined territory

D) more organized system


The correct answer is B.

Explanation:

A nation is made up of people with homogeneous characteristics, people united by common ties. It is the attachment to these common ties or aspirations that is sometimes referred to as nationalism. A state on the other hand, may be made up of homogeneous and /or heterogeneous peoples.
The state is sovereign while a nation may not be. For a nation to be sovereign, it must be independent, having superior power to make laws and enforce its laws.
A state has a definite territory, but a nation may have no definite territory. For example, a state like Nigeria has a definite territory, while the Yoruba nation spreads through many West African states.

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  • A nation is made up of people with homogeneous characteristics, people united by common ties. It is the attachment to these common ties or aspirations that is sometimes referred to as nationalism. A state on the other hand, may be made up of homogeneous and /or heterogeneous peoples.
    The state is sovereign while a nation may not be. For a nation to be sovereign, it must be independent, having superior power to make laws and enforce its laws.
    A state has a definite territory, but a nation may have no definite territory. For example, a state like Nigeria has a definite territory, while the Yoruba nation spreads through many West African states.

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