Just like race, nationailty is socially constructed. In other words, if you say race doesn't exist, you have to say nations don't either. Someone mentioned in Nikki's thread about how nationality is dependent upon culture. I'm sorry, Dare. That's not true. A person who grew up in NYC would for the most part have a different outlook on life to a person who grew up in the rural areas of Montana. Discussions like this have always brought about debates on what is an American. There is no definitie answer. America is not a culure. Legally, it's a birth right. However, many countries do not subscribe to birthright citizenship.