Nationalism definition

năshə-nə-lĭzəm, năshnə-
The belief that nations will benefit from acting independently rather than collectively, emphasizing national rather than international goals.
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The doctrine that national interest, security, etc. are more important than international considerations.
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Devotion, especially excessive or undiscriminating devotion, to the interests or culture of a particular nation-state.
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The belief that a particular cultural or ethnic group constitutes a distinct people deserving of political self-determination.
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Nationalism is defined as being devoted to your country, or the feeling that nations should act independently instead of working together.

An example of nationalism is the Made in the USA campaign.

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Patriotism; the idea of supporting one's country and culture.
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The desire for or advocacy of national independence.
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Devotion to one's nation; patriotism.
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Support for the creation of a sovereign nation (which does not currently exist).

Basque nationalism, Kurdish nationalism.

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Jingoism; the support of one nation's interests to the exclusion of others; the hatred of other nations.
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Excessive, narrow, or jingoist patriotism; chauvinism.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
nationalism
Plural:
nationalisms

Origin of nationalism