The Brains set up the Planetary Council-- the alien version of the United Nations-- several generations before to mediate between the warring planets within the Five Galaxies.
Gentilis in Latin, properly meaning "tribesman," came to be used of foreigners and non-Roman peoples, and was adopted in ecclesiasticaI usage for the non-Christian nations and in the Old Testament for non-Jewish races.
Retaining their original language and preserving the customs and institutions of remote antiquity, they present a distinct type, and differ in many essential particulars from the other nations of the peninsula.
The native folklore and poetry of the Albanians can hardly compare with that of the neighbouring nations in originality and beauty.
He will soon shake all nations and their choicest gifts will be brought to adorn His house.
20-23, Zerubbabel is assured of God's special love and protection in the impending catastrophe of kingdoms and nations to which the prophet had formerly pointed as preceding the glorification of God's house on Zion.
In thus looking forward to a shaking of all nations Haggai agrees with earlier prophecies, especially Isa.
Mendelssohn asserted the pragmatic principle of the possible plurality of truths: that just as various nations need different constitutions - to one a monarchy, to another a republic, may be the most congenial to the national genius - so individuals may need different religions.
The debts of the two nations resulted largely from this one cause.
As the poorest nations become wealthier, they too will grow less and less inclined toward war.
Since the poorest nations will improve their financial conditions indefinitely, this is a long-term trend toward peace.
It is a pacific system, operating to cordialize mankind, by rendering nations, as well as individuals, useful to each other.
But in addition, when nations trade, the underlying economies themselves grow ever more intertwined.
In the affairs of nations, large and powerful ones long have imposed their wills on the small and weak ones.
The relationship between large and small nations has been like that between the playground bully and the small kid.
It is unprecedented for so many nations to change their form of government so quickly and peacefully.
In military alliances, however, it is much likelier that when nations choose their friends, they create enemies where there were none before.
My mind stirred with the stirring times, and the characters round which the life of two contending nations centred seemed to move right before me.
But Hugo and Goethe and Schiller and all great poets of all great nations are interpreters of eternal things, and my spirit reverently follows them into the regions where Beauty and Truth and Goodness are one.
It should not be by their architecture, but why not even by their power of abstract thought, that nations should seek to commemorate themselves?
Nations are possessed with an insane ambition to perpetuate the memory of themselves by the amount of hammered stone they leave.
The customs of some savage nations might, perchance, be profitably imitated by us, for they at least go through the semblance of casting their slough annually; they have the idea of the thing, whether they have the reality or not.
But when the several nations of Europe had acquired distinct though rude written languages of their own, sufficient for the purposes of their rising literatures, then first learning revived, and scholars were enabled to discern from that remoteness the treasures of antiquity.
That age will be rich indeed when those relics which we call Classics, and the still older and more than classic but even less known Scriptures of the nations, shall have still further accumulated, when the Vaticans shall be filled with Vedas and Zendavestas and Bibles, with Homers and Dantes and Shakespeares, and all the centuries to come shall have successively deposited their trophies in the forum of the world.
It would put nations on the alert.
Who knows in how many unremembered nations' literatures this has been the Castalian Fountain? or what nymphs presided over it in the Golden Age?
I think that he should keep a caravansary on the world's highway, where philosophers of all nations might put up, and on his sign should be printed, Entertainment for man, but not for his beast.
All historians agree that the external activity of states and nations in their conflicts with one another is expressed in wars, and that as a direct result of greater or less success in war the political strength of states and nations increases or decreases.
In 1812 it reaches its extreme limit, Moscow, and then, with remarkable symmetry, a countermovement occurs from east to west, attracting to it, as the first movement had done, the nations of middle Europe.
For a reply to these questions the common sense of mankind turns to the science of history, whose aim is to enable nations and humanity to know themselves.
Then the skillful statesmen and diplomatists (especially Talleyrand, who managed to sit down in a particular chair before anyone else and thereby extended the frontiers of France) talked in Vienna and by these conversations made the nations happy or unhappy.
Biographical historians and historians of separate nations understand this force as a power inherent in heroes and rulers.
The life of the nations is not contained in the lives of a few men, for the connection between those men and the nations has not been found.
How should the past life of nations and of humanity be regarded--as the result of the free, or as the result of the constrained, activity of man?
And if history has for its object the study of the movement of the nations and of humanity and not the narration of episodes in the lives of individuals, it too, setting aside the conception of cause, should seek the laws common to all the inseparably interconnected infinitesimal elements of free will.