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From French nationalisme. Surface etymology is national + -ism.
nationalism (countable and uncountable, plural nationalisms)
- Patriotism; the idea of supporting one's country, people or culture.
- 1927 May, Wright, Quincy, “Bolshevist Influences in China”, in Current History, volume XXVI, number 2, →ISSN, →OCLC, page 300, column 1:
- Perhaps the explanation of the Chinese situation most generally accepted by historians is nationalism, a phenomenon which has always occurred when a people of distinctive cultural characteristics becomes aware of foreign domination. Napoleonic domination in Italy and Germany a century ago created nationalism there, as did Turkish domination in the Balkans and the Arab countries.
- 2017, Meir Litvak, Constructing Nationalism in Iran:
- Following the 1979 Revolution, Khomeini came out against nationalism.
- Support for the creation of a sovereign nation (which does not currently exist).
- Basque nationalism
- Kurdish nationalism
- (UK, Ireland) Support for the union of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
- sectionalism; any geopolitical group pursuing its own interest
- jingoism; aggressive warlike nationalism
- ethnonationalism; nationalism on the basis of ethnicity
idea of supporting one's country and culture
support for the creation of a new sovereign nation
support for the unification of Ireland
support of one nation's interests to the exclusion of others — see jingoism
|Declension of nationalism|
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