Nationalism What is nationalism? To most people it is defined as a feeling of patriotism and love of one’s country with willingness to sacrifice for it. In the textbook nationalism is said to be “the belief that people’s greatest loyalty should not be to a king but to a nation of people who share common culture and history”. Nationalism spread in the eighteen hundreds, around the time when Napoleon was defeated and exiled. One of the first countries to show a nationalistic revolt was Haiti, with their want of freedom from France. They succeeded just as many other countries have. From then on Europe faced many revolutions between eighteen forty-eight and eighteen fifty, however, some countries efforts failed. The Ottoman Empire faced separation and the empire weakened and soon after broke apart. Still today countries want to govern themselves. The Basque Country in the northern eastern area of Spain wants to have their own nation-state. Some say nationalism hurts a country and some say it helps another. Either way it shapes and changes countries. The Ottoman Empire massacred and deported citizens as a reaction to nationalism. The Ottoman Empire ruled most of the Balkans and Anatolia ever since the fall of Constantinople in the fourteen hundreds. The ruling class in the empire was the Turks; they were part of a historical period where the Turkish ruled in western Anatolia. The Greeks wanted independence because they still shared a common culture and history. But the Greeks were supposed to remain under Ottoman control for several more centuries. Bust as revolutionary nationalism spread across Europe, the force of nationalism over threw the Ottoman Empire. Rigas Feraious was the coordinator of the uprising against the empire. The Greeks were successful in their independence because of its popularity around the world. And eventually the Greeks had the support of powerful European nations. This nationalistic movement acted to both unify and divide the empire. The Ottoman Empire was divided because the Greeks created a nation-state within the empire. In the end the empire broke apart after World War 1. The Greeks were unified because they developed a nation-state and created a social bond. The Ottoman Empire is one example of how nationalistic movements don’t just bring together countries but also separate them. The Basque Country is a current example of nationalism. Many countries still have nationalistic revolutions happening. Nationalism wasn’t like vacuum that happened only in the eighteen hundreds, it still continues today. The Basque country is located in between Spain and France. The Basque people want to create a nation-state of their own. The Basque Country pay their own taxes but it goes towards Spain. Spain doesn’t want to give up the country and even some of the people in the Basque country don’t want to become an independent nation. In the Basque Country there is a group of young Basque people who are considered terrorists by the United States and Europe. They are called Euskadi Ta Askatasuna or ETA. The ETA wants independence…
April 25, 2012
Nationalism on the High Seas
Tensions have been on the rise in the South China Sea since the colonial powers of Europe were claiming that territory as part of their massive colonial empires. Two points in the South China Sea that soak up a lot of attention from the states looking to secure maritime boundaries in the South China Sea are the Spratly Islands and the Paracel Islands. Here you can see the Southeast Asian powers in the South China Sea…
The New York Times wrote an article about the wave of Nationalism in China today. The article talks to a specific man named Yang Rui, who is a talk show host in central China. The article mainly focuses on how the Chinese don’t like foreigners. The article gives examples on what the police or the government is doing to lower the number of foreigners. “China’s uncertainties may drive a wave of nationalism.”
The article compares to what we have talked about in class, on how a nation is coming together…
The Origins of Nationalism
The conceptual idea of nationalism dates back to ancient times before history was even made. It began with loyalty. Loyalty to one’s family and community are where nationalism had its first beginnings. Only until the formation of cities and later countries, did nationalism start to define itself. The definition of what nationalism is may be difficult to grasp, but the concept can be put into words. Nationalism focuses on specific communal…
sense of nationalism than others and it starts within each and every individual. Australia has a strong sense of nationalism based on the obstacles it has overcome and the celebrations that bring everyone together. In 1891 there was a dispute between wool workers called the Shearer’s strike which led to the Australian Labor party, and in 1901 Australia’s six states gained independence from Britain. Still today there are traditions such as Australia Day and the Melbourne up which bring the people together…
Professor Natalie Martinez.
5 May 2012.
Head butting nationalism.
I’m sure that many of you have gone through a situation in which your emotions take over the situation and it is because we are all human beings and as such, besides having ethics and moral, we also have something called ego. The ego forms part of our natural instinct and it is a feeling that many may not control. In many situations our ego is a determinant factor, since it may take over…
What does the word nation mean to you?
People who are bonded together by connections they have with each other
Who do you think would benefit from nationalism?
No one. People don't care about peoples opinions nowadays. Especially regarding nationalism. Everyone thinks their nation is this best.
When do you think nationalism goes too far?
Most people would say "when people resort to violence" but in my opinion, it's when people compare its nation to another nation. That's when…
The idea of nationalism is the belief that one's nation is superior to all others. By nation I mean that nation's culture. A culture that includes religion, ethnicity, language background, and political ideals. When nationalism takes hold of political power it entails the inclusion of that one belief because that is what is being pushed foward to be the strongest sense of prowlesness, it places a nationality over anything else as something to unite. As history has played out, it has been evident…
As we have seen, the French Revolution and Napoleon spread the ideas of liberalism and nationalism across Europe. These ideas took root and gave rise to several outbreaks of revolution in the 1820's, 1830's, and 1840's, the most severe being the revolutions of 1848. Although most of these revolutions failed, they continued the spread of liberal & nationalist ideas and also…
The Constitution did not authorize the president to purchase territory but he let go of his idea of a strict interpretation of Constitution for this purchase
Doubled size of America
Increased trade with the Mississippi River
Increased pride and nationalism in Americans
4th president of the United States, defeated Charles Cotesworth Pinckney 122 electoral votes to 47
Dealt with depression from Embargo…