Tests of Nationhood

“If you asked a random person how one can tell China and France are different nations, almost every test they would probably offer-language, culture, race, religion, cuisine, origins – would fail to distinguish the Kiwis from the Aussies. In the end, you would have to say that Australia and New Zealand form two nations rather than one because their citizens feel that they should be so.”

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