I think that’s goofy and that’s not what anyone means when they say that, certainly not as Trump has when he says we are a Christian nation.Those are completely different to everyone who isn't in your world. Saying a country is a X-nation, where X is a religion or a ethnicity or nationality, means that it's for people who are X (and maybe not for people who aren't X), and that X has not just political influence, but laws to support that.
Clearly not because the whole world can come here and there’s laws to support that and no infrastructure to Americanize them, so America isn’t an American nation either now that multiculturalism and mass immigration is embraced. So by your logic no, we aren’t an American nation, or being American just means literally fuck all.America is an American nation
It’s mostly based off race. It’s far easier to immigrate to Israel as an atheist Jew who can prove Jewish ethnicity than as a convert, for example. More like how we were up until 1965.In contrast, Israel is a Jewish nation, because it says so in its founding documents, and many of its laws are based off of religion and to the benefit of people who are Jewish.
Tell that to the Romans lol.Germany was barely even a thing
That’s just simply untrue. Decades prior to the North German Confederation and the subsequent German Empire you had the revolutions of 1848 which themselves were based off of Pan German nationalistic sentiment brewing decades prior to that. You had the question of lesser and greater Germany even, whether to form around Prussia or around Austria. So no, it was not purely the creation of Prussia. Instead Prussia seized on the sentiments and the beliefs and identity of the people of Germany and formed the nation, which could have been based on Austria-Hungary instead as it was debated and seen as one of the possible options, which is a big part of why Prussia went to war with them, to assert dominance as the leading state.There was nearly no unity before that, and no one thought of themselves as German but instead as Bavarian, or Bohemian (if they cared where they lived at all). The German empire did a lot to change that by taking those influences and supporting nationalism to try to forge a national unity.
Not true. See above.There was nearly no unity before that, and no one thought of themselves as German but instead as Bavarian,
Sure they were. Why wouldn’t they be?Sure, the values existed before, but they weren't American values.