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Many theories have been advanced, seeking variously to identify nationalism with language, culture, race, politics, geography, economics, or religion. Now these, and even other, matters may be factors predisposing or contributing to the formation of national consciousness. But, in the last analysis, nationalism is something over and above all its elements, which it works into a new and higher . As a matter of fact, nationalism is a state of mind – a belief, held by a fairly large number of individuals, that they constitute a “Nationality”; it is a sense of belonging together as a “Nation”. This “Nation”, as visualized in the minds of its believers, is a people or community associated together and organized under one , and dwelling together in a distinct . “State” is the material manifestation of an ideal, which may have pre-existed for generations as a mere pious aspiration with no attributes like state sovereignty or physical frontiers.
Answer: (1) constituent; (2) synthesis; (3) government; (4) territory; (5) tangible
Solution The text seeks to define nation or nationalism. It is something over and above its constituent (1) elements, and it works these elements into a higher synthesis (2). People must be organized (3) under one government (3) and dwelling in a distinct territory (4). Sovereignty and physical frontiers are tangible(5) attributes.