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Fervent belief and loyalty given to the political unit of the nation-state
Nationalism
The legal principle that the oldest son inherits all family property or land
Primogeniture
An economic arrangement by which a number of investors pool their capital for investment
Joint-stock Companies
A legal document granted by a government to some group or agency to implement a stated purpose, and spelling out the attending rights and obligations
Charter
An official count of population, often also including other information about the population
Census
Concerning the decentralized medieval social systen of personal obligations between rulers and ruled
Feudal
A poor person obligated to a fixed term of unpaid labor, often in exchange for a benefit such as transportation, protection, or training
Indentured Servant
Originally, religious freedom granted by an established church to a religious minority
Toleration
A frontier farmer who illegally occupied land owned by others or not yet officially opened for settlement
Squatter
In politics, a small territory or state between two larger, antagonistic powers and intended to minimize the possibility of conflict between them
Buffer
Popular American term for an ethnically diverse population that is presumed to be "melting" toward some eventual commonality
Melting Pot