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Submitted from Students Worldwide

August 21, 2016

The following is an adapted piece from a presentation series featured at Yale University's Young Global Scholars Program for high school students in the study of international affairs and security. 

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Nation — imagined communities


We all have nationalities, look at everyone here: they come from different countries and have different [physical characteristics] colors of skin, speak different languages and have different believes. In short, they belong to different nations.
But if you think nations are just about these physical attributes, and is one of our intrinsic feature you are wrong. 


In the 16th century, a lot of Spanish colonists came to South America, and hundreds years later, many of those Spanish colonists, who shared the same physical feature, the same language and same religion, started to fight against the Spanish rule. They started to believe...

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