Questions tagged [nationalism]

Questions about ideology characterised by the promotion of a specific nation.

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Are there countries, besides Israel, that declare themselves nation-states for a particular ethnic group?

The Israeli Basic Law, controversially passed in 2018, specifies that The State of Israel is the national home of the Jewish people, in which it fulfills its natural, cultural, religious, and ...
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Has there ever arisen a nation-state without violence/war/extreme subordination? [duplicate]

Has there ever arisen a nation-state (building/birth/creation of a new nation state) without violence/war/extreme subordination? But rather peacefully, organically, with all parties and neighbours ...
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How do Turks and Arabs view each other?

There is usually quite a lot of bad blood between the former colonial powers and the former colonies - like between Russia and the former Soviet Republics or Soviet Block countries, between France and ...
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Are Palestinians and Negev Bedouin a single ethnic/national group? [closed]

Are Palestinians and Negev Bedouin a single ethnic/national group? (In other words: are all of them simply Palestinians?) Is the difference between them simply the traditional lifestyle (Palestinians ...
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What is the practical benefit to a country in having multiculturalism?

Multicultural cities in countries of high ethnic diversity celebrate multiculturalism. Institutes, organisations and general mainstream culture push this notion that multiculturalism brings benefits ...
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If the EU were viewed as a federation, would it appear more decentralized than the U.S.?

The U.S. may appear distinctive compared to many European nations in the extent to which state laws differ from state to state, as they are given more jurisdiction to govern themselves. For example, ...
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How are communist regimes nationalist?

Communism is supposed to be an internationalist ideology. The Communists are further reproached with desiring to abolish countries and nationality. The working men have no country. We cannot take ...
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Why is Hindu nationalism such a powerful political force in India? [duplicate]

I'm not very knowledgeable about Indian politics, save for the occasional news item on international media. From what I can gather, the word "Hindu nationalism" has really been the defining ...
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Is support for the far right unusually low in Lithuania (compared to its neighbors) and if so why?

The Economist (2023-09-14): Support for nationalist or far-right parties: Lithuania <1% Poland >40% Estonia, Latvia, Slovakia (and many other countries): 20-30% The above map suggests ...
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Why did Spanish nationalists interrupt one-minute silence for the victims of Morocco earthquake?

In this link you will watch a video of Spanish nationalists in Catalonia who interrupted a minute moment of silence that was held for victims of the recent earthquake. What's the reason these Spanish ...
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Why do we witness a return to strong traditional gender norms in Western societies today? [closed]

Why do we witness a return to strong traditional gender norms in Western societies today? Indeed, for women, it is translated in the interest for the figure of the witch. See the representative (best-...
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How was communism a way to achieve national liberation and self-determination?

In an answer of another question concerning the link between communism and nationalism, it was stated "communism was even seen as a way to achieve national liberation and self-determination"....
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How do citizens of immigrant heavy countries perceive patriotism and nationalism? [closed]

There are countries in the world that are immigrant-heavy. E.g. USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, France, etc. Other countries are monolithic. E.g. Poland, Czechia, Bulgaria, etc. Suppose, Mr. X is ...
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Why does the KKK support Trump?

Although Trump rejects the support of the KKK, the KKK still likes Trump. Why are the KKK people supporting him?
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Why are states formed by nations? [closed]

Why are states formed by nations, instead of people's "spectrum" (left or right, LGBT or not, and so on)? Even for states formed by immigrants (e.g. USA), spectra of folks have drastic ...
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How does Hitler's interpretation of "Nationalist Socialism" relate to the modern interpretation of "Socialism" and "Nationalism"?

I noticed a lot of hate focused on the idea of Nazism, especially with Hitler's reputation and whatnot. But I was wondering, because Hitler's scheme was far from 'socialist' and more fascist than '...
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Do oil-rich, wealthy Gulf countries have any local nationalist movements?

Do oil-rich, wealthy Gulf countries have any nationalist movements that are specific to their own countries, such as Qatari or Emirati (UAE) nationalism? How strong are these nationalisms compared to ...
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Are there any clues as to how China's leadership thinks about Russia's invasion of Ukraine as it relates to Taiwan?

I'm curious if there are any clues about how China's leadership is thinking about Russia's invasion of Ukraine, particularly it's occupation of the Russian-speaking west, as it relates to Taiwan. ...
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Does Hindutva have a concept roughly equivalent to Sharia and do they push for it to be included in the constitution?

In many countries with a Muslim majority the constitution mentions at least Islam or both that and Sharia. And inclusion of the latter is often a plank of some Islamist parties e.g. Contrary to Egypt,...
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Why does India continue to be a single country without splitting up into many?

In this post, it was answered that the formation of India was mainly motivated by becoming strong enough to be kicking British. Now, at this point, with no countries going around colonizing others, ...
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Are the Taliban Pashtun nationalists?

It is a well known fact that the groups composing the Taliban seek to obtain a Islamic emirate in compliance with Islamic laws; however, do they also seek to the foundation of a “Pashtunistan”, the ...
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Is there a political basis to the ways press in different countries report olympic medal tallies? [closed]

Apologies if this is a bit of an odd question. At the time of writing, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are currently underway. Now, I am far from a big sportsperson – but sport to me in many ways seems ...
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Laws concerning the appearance of US dollars

A recent question concerning the president putting himself on the dollar got me to thinking: The US dollar at one time was printed with an appearance to celebrate aspects of education. I'm wondering ...
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Is there a correlation between nationalism/conservatism and lack of judicial independence/rule of law?

Note: I am mostly thinking about Europe and North America and I would like to hear about studies/articles concerning any of these states In the last years, EU have faced several cases of countries ...
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What are resons for Prime Minister Abe Shinzo to desire amendment to Article 9 in constitution?

Prime Minister Abe Shinzo is reported to have said that "Japan cannot be a "normal state" until Japan has a fully functional armed force." There are reports that majority of the ...
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Does HC Strache appeal to a meaningfully different section of Austrian society from the FPÖ?

Austrian populist-right politician HC Strache led his own campaign for the Viennese municipal elections which took place on Sunday. People who aren't followers of Austrian politics may not be aware ...
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Are there regions within Russia with a majority population that is not ethnic Russian?

Russia has annexed Crimea, and is making noises about regions of other countries, based on the premise that those regions have a majority population that is ethnic Russian. This makes me wonder, are ...
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Does Pakistan play a disproportionate role in Indian elections compared to the role India plays in Pakistani elections?

This question is inspired by this tweet, by the NYT South Asia correspondent Maria Abi-Habib: I'm always surprised by how big a role Pakistan plays in Indian elections. The BJP is now making Delhi ...
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What is the name of a doctrine that aims to solidify state loyalty by allowing minorities to secede?

Is there a name for a doctrine that states that a nation state would be better off by allowing minorities, such as the Arabs in Israel, Kurds in Turkey, or Albanians in Macedonia, to actually secede ...
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How does the SDLP differ from Sinn Féin in terms of nationalism?

Both parties are described as (Irish) nationalist by Wikipedia. After losing all Westminster seats in 2017, the SDLP made a comeback this December, gaining back two seats. Speaking of seats, unlike ...
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How do Russians [especially Russian Muslims] understand Putin's disapproval of 'multiculturalism'?

The BBC has reported that, at the G20 summit, Russia's president Vladimir Putin remarked that liberalism is obsolete. Which should be no surprise to anyone. The curious part of this criticism of ...
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Cases of nationalists wanting to cede sovereignty to supranational organisations

In the UK there are two explicitly nationalist political parties, Plaid Cymru and the SNP, that curiously advocate handing sovereignty to the EU. Are there nationalist parties anywhere else in the ...
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What are the main arguments made for White Nationalism?

The Wikipedia definition of the term 'white nationalist' is "A type of nationalism or pan-nationalism which holds the belief that white people are a race and seeks to develop and maintain a white ...
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Difference between nationalism and patriotism

Nowadays, nationalism has a strong negative connotation attached to it. This stigma doesn't apply to patriotism. What's the difference between them? If there is a difference to what extent could ...
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Simple explanation needed about EU's decisional and normative supranationalism

Please explain like I'm five: I get what's "supranationalism", but why didn't Craig define decisional supranationalism and normative supranationalism? Wikipedia was too gruff to help! European ...
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In the US why is nationalism equated with racism?

From Wikipedia: There are various definitions for what constitutes a nation, however, which leads to several different strands of nationalism. It can be a belief that citizenship in a state should ...
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Has any congressperson ever been a victim of discrimination while in office?

From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's web page Immigrants' Employment Rights Under Federal Anti-Discrimination Laws: Harassment Based on National Origin Ethnic slurs and other ...
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What are the reasons for increase of nationalism and euroscepticism in Poland?

Poland has previously been the most promising of new EU members. What made it change course in recent years?
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Is Arab Nationalism relevant today?

What is the contemporary relevance of Pan-Arabism? Or is it merely a relic of the past? Do any political parties or leaders in the Arab world profess this notion or has it evaporated since the '67 ...
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What is the difference between the National Front, Britain First and BNP?

There's a lot of hard right parties here in the UK as well as a good number of populist ones (UKIP, For Britain etc) as well, and reading their manifestos and history I'm finding it hard to ...
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What are the main arguments against White Nationalism?

The Wikipedia definition of the term 'white nationalist' is "A type of nationalism or pan-nationalism which holds the belief that white people are a race and seeks to develop and maintain a white ...
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Why do some people take issue with kneeling during the anthem in US?

These days the heated disagreement between President Trump and NFL players is all over the online media. What's wrong with Kneeling and why does he want them not to kneel and why do they still do it? ...
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Economically social Democratic and nationalist on immigration

What would you call someone who is economically a social Democrat (supports things like Medicare for all, tuition-free college, strong labor unions, tariffs to protect manufacturing), but also ...
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Are there democratic countries that joined to form another independent country?

Instead of normal split of democratic countries. Are there democratic countries that joined to form another independent country? Example of independent union is European Union. My question is are ...
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Why has nationalism risen in Switzerland?

According to this article nationalist and far-right parties have made significant electoral gains during the last elections. I will focus on Switzerland that is highlighted with almost 30% on the map, ...
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Is criticism of Zionism legitimate or inherently anti-semitic? [closed]

Personally I have no problem with the idea of self determination for any ethnic or religious group, especially one that has suffered such historical persecution as Jewish people. But the problem is ...
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How did so many Australian politicans recently win Parliamentary seats while unaware of or denying their second nationality?

Half a dozen Australian members of Parliament have resigned or are threatened with the need to do so after "discovering" that they are dual citizens, forbidden from serving (how surprising this truly ...
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Do flag and symbol bans mostly disfavor the locally ancestral and historic?

Nebr comments: In other countries like the USA, that weren't responsible for the Nazi crimes, Nazi symbols are not banned as well, but there they are talking about banning the southern states flag. No ...
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What are the key factors for the rise of nationalism in Europe?

In the past decade there has been a constant rise of nationalism in European politics, with nationalist parties gaining popularity in almost every member of the European Union. The canonical example ...
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How does the alt-right differ from the far-right?

Based on my assessment of the 'alt-right', their values and beliefs do not differ significantly from that of more classic far-right populism/nationalism. They oppose immigration. They are ...