nationalism

Nationalism is the belief that your own country is better than all others. Sometimes nationalism makes people not want to work with other countries to solve shared problems.

It is important not to confuse nationalism with patriotism. Patriotism is a healthy pride in your country that brings about feelings of loyalty and a desire to help other citizens. Nationalism is the belief that your country is superior, without question or doubt. In some cases, nationalism can inspire people to break free of a foreign oppressor, as in the American Revolution, but nationalism can also lead a country to cut itself off from the rest of the world.

DEFINITIONS OF: nationalism

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n the doctrine that your national culture and interests are superior to any other

Antonyms:
internationalism
the doctrine that nations should cooperate because their common interests are more important than their differences
multiculturalism
the doctrine that several different cultures (rather than one national culture) can coexist peacefully and equitably in a single country
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Type of:
doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought
a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school

n the doctrine that nations should act independently (rather than collectively) to attain their goals

Antonyms:
internationalism
the doctrine that nations should cooperate because their common interests are more important than their differences
Type of:
doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought
a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school

n the aspiration for national independence felt by people under foreign domination

Type of:
ambition, aspiration, dream
a cherished desire

n love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it

“British nationalism was in the air and patriotic sentiments ran high”
Synonyms:
patriotism
Types:
Americanism
loyalty to the United States and its institutions
chauvinism, jingoism, superpatriotism, ultranationalism
fanatical patriotism
Type of:
loyalty, trueness
the quality of being loyal
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