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all nations

obsolete In a dram shop (a place that sold alcoholic beverages), the mixture of the remaining portions of distilled alcohol emptied and collected into a single container or vessel. It's a shame to see the all nations thrown away at the end of day, made up as it is of so many different drinks.
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one nation

A country not separated by political ideologies or social inequalities. It is in times like these that we must stand together as one nation, putting aside our differences and banding together for the common good.
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the gaiety of nations

The enjoyment and amusement of people around the world. The venerated actor has not only added to the gaiety of nations with his performances, but also been a key figure in raising money and awareness for some of the most important charities around the world.
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the gaiety of nations

general cheerfulness or amusement. British
In The Lives of the English Poets, Samuel Johnson wrote about the death of the great actor David Garrick ( 1717–79 ), remarking that it ‘has eclipsed the gaiety of nations and impoverished the public stock of harmless pleasure’.
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one nation

a nation not divided by social inequality.
One nation was a political slogan of the 1990s, associated especially with the debate between the right and left wings of the British Conservative Party.
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There are many events that will challenge South Korea's nationhood next year.
The Catalan crisis leads to a final question about nationhood: Can Western Europe's nations hope to preserve their wealth and high living standards in a globalised economy without pooling their nationhood into something greater?
The well-documented discussions of nation, empire, and race engage remarkably with the historical and geopolitical complexities of the subject, while attempting to break free from a historiographical tradition that ignores the importance of colonial margins in the study of eighteenth-century discourse on nationhood. Subjecting Frenchness to decentralized cultural, political, and judicial interpretations, the essays demonstrate that there was hardly ever a consensus on what it means to be French.
This new nationhood has many primordial dynamics, such as "ethnicity" and "territory." This growing Kurdish nationhood links itself also with the Kurds in Iraq and Syria.
It discusses US-Spanish relations and the Florida campaigns; debates about the rules of war and US nation-building; challenges and conflicts with the legal justifications for entering Spanish territory; the differences between its views on legal obligations to Spain and Creeks and Seminoles in Florida, who were viewed as uncivilized and so the law of nations did not apply; the role of civilization and nationhood; the role of race and territoriality in America's treatment of fugitive slaves in Florida; and the role of military tribunals and the rule of law in the executions of two British allies of the Seminoles.
Golwalkar, Our Nationhood Defined, Nagpore 1939 - quoted in India's Struggle for Independence.)
' Achievable Nationhood', a 268- page document written by Lone, envisages boundary- less Economic Union of Jammu & Kashmir, with India and Pakistan jointly managing defence and foreign affairs of their respective portions of Kashmir.
In 1988, in Bruges, Belgium, near Brussels, an unapologetic British nationalist denounced efforts to ''suppress nationhood and concentrate power at the center of a European conglomerate.'' Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher continued: ''We have not successfully rolled back the frontiers of the state in Britain, only to see them re-imposed at a European level.''
I saw a pattern across all findings that the overt ideology of 'white' Canada that existed in 1914, exists implicitly in the present day by using oppressive frameworks when discussing Canadian nationhood. It was overwhelming to see how the Komagata Maru had been constructed as a marginal issue that was not appropriately addressed or taken up by Canadian discourses.
Focusing on film both as industry and aesthetic genre, the book demonstrates its unique place in economic development and provides a comprehensive history of filmmaking in the region during the transition from colonies to sovereign nationhood.
KOLEADE ODUTOLA, Diaspora and Imagined Nationality: USA-Africa dialogue and cyberframing Nigerian nationhood. Durham NC: Carolina Academic Press.
The Ministry of Information and Communication has recently responded to criticism in the media regarding the National Prayer Day held last month, stating that the government initiated and implemented programmes countrywide, such as the Nationhood National Pride (NNP) campaign through which citizens are urged, motivated, encouraged and mobilised to fight the socio-economic and cultural evils such as gender violence.
11 as part of a national tour to raise awareness about the struggle at Elsipogtog, in New Brunswick, against shale gas fracking and their ongoing assertion and exercise of nationhood. The Elsipogtog First Nation's struggle came to national attention after the RCMP reacted with assault rifles, pepper spray and K-9 units at a blockade in October.
He said the interests that link the very different writers in the programme were nature and nationhood. "All the writers in the Creative Minds series have had subtle and thought-provoking things to say about nationhood and national identity, in their poems, plays, and fiction," he said.
In a hallmark of queer Native studies, Rifkin melds discussions of sovereignty and sexuality, arguing that these texts' configurations of indigenous nationhood can be read through the lens of affect and, particularly, through Raymond Williams's concept of a "structure of feeling." As one such affective structure, the "embodied sensations and sensitivities" of erotics provide "a different perspective on--a new metaphor for--practices and histories of peoplehood" (34).