The process of establishing an independent nation is often a long, bloody struggle. Here, people in Dharamsala, India (home of the Dalai Lama), protest the Chinese government's crackdown on independence movements in the autonomous region of Tibet. China views leaders of the independence movement as terrorists, while these protesters view them as freedom fighters.

Photograph by Anne Kohl, MyShot
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Encyclopedic entry. A nation is a territory where all the people are led by the same government. The word “nation” can also refer to a group of people who share a history, traditions, culture and, often, language—even if the group does not have a country of its own.