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North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO): Topic Page
North Atlantic Treaty Organization, an international organization established in 1949, made up of US, Canada and a group of European states, having the aim of maintaining international peace.
European Union: Topic Page
An economic and political grouping that was formed (1993) to extend the European Community by adding common foreign and security policies to the single market. MORE
Andean Community (CAN)
From The Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy
The Andean Community (CAN), as this organization is currently known, is a regional integration agreement among Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia.
United Nations: Topic Page
(abbreviation UN) An association of independent states formed in 1945 to promote peace and international co-operation.
Concepts and Terms
Colonization: Topic Page
Extension of political and economic control over an area by a state whose nationals have occupied the area and usually possess organizational or technological superiority over the native population.
Nationalism: Topic Page
Political or social philosophy in which the welfare of the nation-state as an entity is considered paramount.
From The Sage Dictionary of Cultural Studies
The modern nation-state is a relatively recent historical invention so that most of the human species have never participated in any kind of state nor identified with one.