Thursday, August 28, 2008

Defining nationality

Nationality means belonging to a country and being proud of it despite its shortcomings. It means having a sense of identity through it and contrasting it with other nationalities for tolerance and not bigotry.

Perhaps the most exposed to the question of defining their nationalities are the immigrants who keep their link to their country of origin although the country where they have settled treat them as full nationals. There are also those who have double nationality and find it a dilemma which side to take when there is a conflict between the countries whose nationality they held.

Deep down one defines one’s nationality through a region in the country one belongs to. It’s through it that one sees his true identity.

Nationality is necessary. Without it, people will have little to link them. It is through it that they adapt to values and try defend and live by them.

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