Australia’s National Identity
What is National Identity?
National identity is one’s identity or sense of belonging to one nation or to one state. It is the sense of a nation as a cohesive whole, as represented by distinctive traditions, culture, language and politics.
How Important is a National Identity to a Country?
National identity is very important for a country, because it affects the stability and the cohesion between nations. A country with a strong national and cultural identity would have much more ease to step forward.
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How has migration contributed to our national identity
Migration has contributed to Australia identity because people from different countries have different religions, cultures, and traditions which adds to Australia’s national identity and it would increase Australia’s multiculturalism and therefore attract more immigrants.
As immigration increases, many countries face the challenges of constructing national identity and accommodating immigrants. Some countries are more inclusive in terms of encouraging immigrants to develop a sense of belonging to their host country. For example, Canada has the highest permanent immigration rates in the world. The Canadian government encourages immigrants to build a sense of belonging to Canada and has fostered a more inclusive concept of national identity which includes both people born in Canada and immigrants.
Should new migrants abandon their existing national identity and adopt that of their new country.