Questions tagged [nationalism]

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

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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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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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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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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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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The BBC has reported that, at the G20 summit, Russia's president Vladimir Putin remarked that liberalism is obsolete.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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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 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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