What is nationalism?
Nationalism is looking out among your loyal followers and seeing red robes. Nationalism is flying the burning heart over every dwelling and doorway. Nationalism is watching your enemies burn and that strange erection you get...
Different in different cultures and nations. To me, nationalism is more similar to xenophobia than patriotism.
Nationalism, that magnificent song that made the people rise against their oppressors, stops short, falters and dies away on the day that independence is proclaimed"
It is often seen as being the enemy of democracy, nationalism has also been democracy's handmaiden, from the time of the French Revolution - with the doctrine that nations should act independently (rather than collectively) to attain their goals.
It is also a love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it
Thinking that people are better and must have more rights because they belong to a particular nation. Together with religion and ideology form, in my opinion, the "three ugly sisters". Very dangerous ladies.
People of all nations have a pride in their country that is called nationalism. Nationalism that seeks to exclude ethnic groups is country afraid of its own people. This is dangerous nationalism.
Nationalism is the unshakable belief that somehow your nation is chosen by God and providence to rule all others.
Nationalism is the belief of a group of people, whether societal or cultural, that aligns with the beliefs of their nation.
Historically, the term was coined in the 1770s and is closely aligned with the American Revolution.
Anthropologically, it can be explained as a reflection of our ancestors' tendency to group into levels of society based on affinity of birth.
Sociologically, and more modern-based theories state nationalism occurs after an individual's idealogues align with those of perceived leaders on three distinct levels: individual, subgroup, and inter-group.
Fascism is a form of authoritarian nationalism which stresses absolute loyalty and obedience to the state, whose purpose is to serve the interests of its nation alone.
A social created love for a territory.
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