I need help analyzing these sources and making relationships between these three sources: I just need some ideas.  Source 1: The picture of kids reciting pledge of allegiance Source 2: "I'll be...

I need help analyzing these sources and making relationships between these three sources: I just need some ideas.

 Source 1: The picture of kids reciting pledge of allegiance

Source 2: "I'll be a Quebecker-Canadian. I'm from Quebec and every time I go to a country, I say that it's my roots, my origins, and it's the most important thing to me." Celine Dion

Source 3: "There are no observable rules to clearly define what makes a national "people", as opposed to other forms of commonality. The usual prerequisites are a shared language and culture. But this shared, culture is difficult to define, and we often find as much cultural variation across populations within nations as between them." From against Nationalism, Anarchist Federation of the United Kingdom.

Our Topic right now is Nationalism 

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Working within the broad realm of the given topic "Nationalism", the three sources are inter-related. The common theme here is "what makes someone a national" or what leads to "nationalism"? 

Is it the pledge of allegiance, whether taken at school as kids or at any other time in someone's life, or is it something more? What makes us proud of our heritage, nation and state (as illustrated by source 2)? Is it common language, culture or other aspects of our daily life that bind us together? How do we define these pre-requisites?

These are the questions that bind the three sources together and interrogate what instills nationalism in people. 

The common or shared language and culture brings people together, but nationalism takes much more than that, something that needs to be imbibed in our upbringing.

Hope this helps, good luck.

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