Why should ones “nationality” be a government entity?

I don’t think people should identify themselves with a government, as defining who they are. Ones nationality should not be based on a national government. It should be more based on ones nation, the people, community or culture and perhaps speakers of a common language, not based on an assumption of a state as the source of ones identity.

I don’t think that a government organization system should be confused with or synonymous with the country. The country is the land, and the government does not define the land, even if the government has a map of the area where they operate. The “country” that you are from or where you live, is based on awareness of, and connection to the area, the geography, the land and the people, not based on a map of a federal government’s claimed territory.

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Ones “nationality” should not be a government entity

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