The isolated people of Nagorno-Karabakh are living in a time vacuum since the cease fire of 1994. They live in a de facto independent country, but remain unrecognized as such by the international community. This area is still subject of an unresolved and long forgotten conflict which is the result of the collapse of the Soviet Union. Then what does national identity mean in a country that doesn't exist? What are the concepts for the construction of such an identity? And what's the role of the landscape in this? 'The Nation' fits in Geenen's research on (national) identity, migration and borders, in relation to the mental and physical land.