Answer by Vasubandhu Manke:
Thank you for the question.
The nation is a stipulated piece of land marked by boundaries physically & namesake nominally.
The soul however, lies in the people who are there. It is their passion & love towards the nation(both geography & name), compassion towards fellow citizens & urge to strive for the nation that describes a nation's greatness.
In personal opinion, I feel along with all these things, a humanitarian approach, value of being a human before being a national & respect for ecology & environment distinguishes a great nation from others.