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Nationalism

World leaders use nationalism both to ensure that they will remain in power to and try to advance the interests of their country. When leaders can tap into nationalism, they are able to make people...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2013, 2:10 am (UTC)

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A concept of national identity can draw a group—even a very large group—of people together and give them a sense of pride. It unites people around ideals that are larger than the individual and...

Latest answer posted January 4, 2019, 2:14 pm (UTC)

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At the time of the Revolution, French society was rigidly hierarchical. Social classes were grouped into three estates of the realm: the First Estate (which consisted of the clergy); the Second...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2017, 7:10 am (UTC)

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I would identify three principal events in the period 1800–1850 as expressions of American nationalism: the Louisiana Purchase, the War of 1812, and the Mexican-American War. The interesting fact...

Latest answer posted January 15, 2020, 6:10 pm (UTC)

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Nationalism can absolutely be dangerous. In fact, there have been many instances just in the last century that show us how dangerous nationalism can be. Nationalism inspires people to think that...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2012, 9:33 pm (UTC)

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In addition to the things pohnpei397 explained, I would add that nationalism is in many ways a logical extension of human behaviors. Many people function in social settings according to tribal...

Latest answer posted August 2, 2015, 5:09 pm (UTC)

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It might be easier to make a list of the world leaders who do not use nationalism to try to advance their agendas. This is a very common thing for leaders to do. Many of the leaders who make...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2013, 1:32 am (UTC)

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Nationalism can take a number of forms, varying over time and place. The emergence of modern nationalism in post French Revolution Europe was characterized by an identification with people who...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2013, 4:37 pm (UTC)

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Nationalism is excessive pride in one's nation. A common history, language, race, or religion bind a people together—and exclude outsiders. Nationalism has emerged an an extremely potent force over...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2019, 3:44 am (UTC)

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The eNotes Guide to Nationalism says the following: Nationalism is the doctrine that "the rulers should belong to the same ethnic (that is, national) group as the ruled" (Gellner, 1983, p. 1)....

Latest answer posted October 7, 2013, 9:38 pm (UTC)

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Two salient factors in the issue of nationalism in world politics are the union of religious issues with issues of politics and the shifting global economic profile resulting from globalization....

Latest answer posted June 29, 2013, 8:40 pm (UTC)

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Nationalism in the sense that it is understood today is a relatively new concept. While nationalists in the nineteenth century attempted to find common cultural elements among people that dated far...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2012, 12:02 am (UTC)

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There are at least two reasons why nationalism might cause a country to want to industrialize its economy. To see why this is so, let us think first about what nationalism is. Nationalism can be...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2013, 10:46 pm (UTC)

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I think that one can make a case for American nationalism guiding some aspects of national economy in the 20th Century. American nationalism and the belief of its intrinsic greatness helped to...

Latest answer posted December 30, 2012, 1:51 pm (UTC)

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In today’s world, it would be difficult to have such a war. However, it is certainly possible to have wars without nationalism. Today, people identify themselves very strongly with their country....

Latest answer posted October 15, 2012, 2:29 am (UTC)

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Crisis is often very important in bringing about feelings of nationalism and, in particular, ultranationalism. When crises hit, people often tend to pull back and seek refuge in things that feel...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2012, 7:11 pm (UTC)

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The main connection between nationalism and Gaddafi’s attempts to legitimize his rule is that nationalism impeded those attempts. Gaddafi had a hard time legitimizing his rule due to both Libyan...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2013, 1:02 am (UTC)

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Nationalism in the Spanish colonies helped to lead to their independence because it inspired many people in the colonies to feel that they were being mistreated by the Spanish. The people who led...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2012, 4:54 am (UTC)

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Both North Korea and Russia have leaders who portray their nations as being persecuted by the international community. Because of this persecution, these leaders feel compelled to act in ways that...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2020, 11:31 am (UTC)

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After the War of 1812, the United States’ economy became more of a national economy. This helped cause some degree of sectional strife. There were at least two issues that are good examples of...

Latest answer posted December 31, 2012, 12:07 am (UTC)

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The Egyptian crisis of 2010 and 2011 (which continues to some degree today) was only a result of nationalism if we define nationalism broadly. If we look at nationalism simply as pride in one’s...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2013, 12:32 am (UTC)

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