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(Encyclopedia) nationalism, political or social philosophy in which the welfare of the nation-state as an entity is considered paramount. Nationalism is basically a collective state of mind or consciousness i...


(Encyclopedia) nationality, in political theory, the quality of belonging to a nation, in the sense of a group united by various strong ties. Among the usual ties are membership in the same general community,...


(Encyclopedia) nationalization, acquisition and operation by a country of business enterprises formerly owned and operated by private individuals or corporations. State or local authorities have traditionally...

National Mall

(Encyclopedia) National Mall: see National Parks and Monuments (table).

Six Nations

(Encyclopedia) Six Nations: see Iroquois Confederacy .

Five Nations

(Encyclopedia) Five Nations: see Iroquois Confederacy .

national assembly

(Encyclopedia) national assembly, name of a number of past and present constituent or legislative bodies. In France, under the constitutions of the Fourth and Fifth republics, the lower house of parliament ha...