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    The U.S. is not a nation because it is not a single people.  It does not have a shared culture like France or Romania or Russia.  The U.S. is a country only as a political construct of sovereign states joining together to provide the federal government limited powers of government for efficiencies and security.  A nation takes centuries to develop and is forged by culture, land, language, food, religion.  We do not have the history to be a nation -- maybe some day we will but not now.  I know it is a small quibbling point, but the word "nation" when applied to the US always sounds like fingernails on a chalk board to me.

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