Originally founded in London as "Nation", they reportedly release two 12" singles under this name, "Strength Of Youth" and "Body Pulse". (If anyone has these, please contact me. I would love to see pics, and maybe add the info to this site.) A move to Toronto followed soon after, where they opened for Nitzer Ebb on a Canadian tour, after which, Ronan returned to Europe. They added the "VNV" (Victory Not Vengeance) later, at some point before their 1995 debut album. Coined the term "Futurepop" to describe their sound.