Nation and State
The nation is an ethnic, linguistic, cultural, historical, culinary belonging, not necessarily within a continuous geographic area. It is an ethos, the subject of loyalty. the ‘I am a….’
The state is a legal, economic, defensive, internationally recognised entity. Complying with the law and taxation support the state. Several nations can exist within a state; the nation that dominates gives the state its quasi-national characteristics. Coexistence within the state can only operate when the dominant nation refrains from abusing the sensibilities of the minority nations. the ‘I am from …..’
Definition of Kurdish people in WIKIPEDIA: an example of a nation without a state.
The Kurdish people, or Kurds (Kurdish, Kurd), are an ethnic group in Western Asia, mostly inhabiting a region known as Kurdistan, which includes adjacent parts of Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey.
They are an Iranian people and speak the Kurdish languages, which are members of the Iranian branch of Indo-European languages. The Kurds number about 30 million, the majority living in West Asia, with significant Kurdish diaspora communities in the cities of western Turkey, in Armenia, Georgia, Israel, Azerbaijan, Russia, Lebanon and, in recent decades, some European countries and the United States.
The Kurds have had partial autonomy in Iraqi Kurdistan since 1991. Nationalist movements in the other Kurdish-populated countries (Turkey, Syria, Iran) push for Kurdish regional autonomy or the creation of a
Is the nation state dead now that security within the EU is no longer an issue?