Nation-building and state formation have been primary aspects of
social development in New Countries; i.e., the United States, Brazil,
Argentina, Australia, and Canada. Part of the reason for this is sought
in the retardation of ethnic and geographic integration, deriving from the
fact that these five countries have large territories and relatively short
histories of settlement. These two properties in combination distinguish
them from the rest of the world, particularly in respect to...[Show more]
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