To what exent should we embrace nationalism?  

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Nationalism should be embraced to some degree. Nationalism, or pride and loyalty to one’s country, is important. It is important for people to have pride in their country, to work support the initiatives the country undertakes, and to support the country in times of crisis and times of war. People...

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Nationalism should be embraced to some degree. Nationalism, or pride and loyalty to one’s country, is important. It is important for people to have pride in their country, to work support the initiatives the country undertakes, and to support the country in times of crisis and times of war. People should be willing to do good things for their country. It would be very difficult for a country to survive if people didn’t have pride in their country or have loyalty to it.

However, nationalism can be very dangerous when it is taken to extreme levels. When people take the idea of superiority too far, this can lead to problems. For example, in World War II, Germany believed its way of life was superior to anybody else’s way of life. They believed they were the best. They believed they should avenge their treatment by the Versailles Treaty because it insulted the German people. Thus, Germany wasn’t afraid of going to war because the Germans believed they would win the war since their military was better than any other country’s military. Germany also believed it had an obligation to spread its superior way of life to other groups of people. They also believed they needed to eliminate some groups that they deemed as inferior. When a country thinks it should take over another country just because they believe their way of life is the best, nationalism is being taken too far and can cause serious problems.

Nationalism is necessary, but limits need to be placed on it.

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