A large group of people the usually share a culture and history and have a government of some sort.
Gary was ashamed of his cannibalistic nation.
A specific state (province, territory etc…) that is made of only one nation.
Gary moved from his cannibalistic nation to a smaller, more peaceful neighboring nation-state. (not Quebec)
Identity Who you are, as an individual Gary looked at his identity, was not content and decided to change it.
Patriotic Being nationally loyal. Gary was feeling particularly patriotic about his new home. That’s not Gary.
Non-nationalist Someone who feels no loyalty to their country Gary could not understand the non-nationalists of his nation-state, it was just so great.
National Interest To the advantage of one’s country. Gary looked at every event to see if it had weight in his nation-state’s national interest.
Foreign policy The policy of a nation when dealing with other nations. Gary wrote his nation-state’s foreign policy because they didn’t have one and he thought it would be important.
Quebecois The term for someone who is part of in Quebec. Gary did not like the Quebecois, they spoke French and French confused him.
Conscription The act of making someone join the army. Gary thought conscription was a weird idea for the defense of his nation-state. Oh, and by the way, the name of his nation-state is now Goborinthia.
Self Determination The trait of being able to make your own decisions and act on them without the influence of others. Gary had tons of self determination, that’s how he became head of military defense for Goborinthia.
Successor state A state created when an old state was divided up. Gary discovered Goborinthia was originally a successor state after the Bikilafrita war.
Sovereignty A ruler with complete authority. Gary was severely against Sovereignty because of his terrible memories of King Quantaluwazaza(who was evil) of his old nation.
Self Government A democracy, control of the government by the people. Gary liked the idea of self government because more people would be happy if they had a say in politics.
Institutions An establishment dedicated to a certain cause. Gary thought people from institutions were very narrow minded.
Human rights Basic rights that need to be respected by other people if there is to be peace. Gary read the human rights and make the council of Goborinthia teach them to every citizen.
International law and agreements Rules outside of a nation, of the world. Gary wrote an international law and agreement that would severely discourage cannibalism.
Land claims The declaration of control over a certain piece of land or water. Gary thought his government should give up some of their land claims to the people to gain trust.
First Nations treaties and the Indian Act Rules that separated the settlers and first nations (gave them reserves etc…). Gary heard about the first nations treaties and the Indian act up in Canada and he thought it was racist.
Peace making The process of bringing and introducing peace. Gary decided to go into the business of peace making because he thought it was more productive than militarism.
Peacekeeping The job of steadying and holding peace after bringing it. Gary went into the business of peacekeeping after he had brought peace to his old nation.
Gary ended up: becoming head peacemaker/keeper on behalf of his nation-state Goborinthia, created a charter of equality for all, converted everyone in his previously cannibalistic nation to become vegetarian, tamed all the wild beasts with his amazing animal speaking powers and saving the world by inventing world peace. … and that concludes the story of Gary.