Nation State: Definition, Examples & Characteristics


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A nation state is a system that organizes people around what?

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1. What makes a nation state different from a Kingdom?

2. When did nation states first appear?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Nation States, according to historian Benedict Anderson, began at the same time as print media. Use this quiz and worksheet combination to assess your knowledge of the history of nation states, factors that create them, and other facts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • How a nation state is organized
  • Differences between nation states and kingdoms
  • Factors that create nation states
  • When nation states originated

Skills Practiced

These assessments will allow students to practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the history of nation states
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how a nation state is formed
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson such as kingdoms and nation states

Additional Learning

To learn more about nation states, review the accompanying lesson, Nation State: Definition, Examples & Characteristics. The following objectives are covered:

  • Know what a nation state is
  • Define nationalism
  • Relate the history and examples of nation states