Nationalism Essay Topics

Enlightened Nationalism

Such were the words of Alexis de Tocqueville in his mocking evaluation of Prussia’s Civil Code (Allgemeines Landrecht). As its rudimentary principles, the code according to him is basically those of the French Revolution but its real stipulations conserved the German ethnicity. This ongoing pressure involving new and old in Prussia is the subject of… View Article

Patriotism in the American Education System

The debate regarding the education of our children has been going on since the institutionalization of education and will continue as long as we are a liberal democracy full of free thinking citizens. People will always have an opinion and we will, most likely, never be able to please every single person. William Galston and… View Article

Spanish Nationalism

Spanish nationalism – is the nationalism asserts that Spaniards are a nation and promotes the cultural unity of Spaniards. It has been typically been closely tied to the conceptions of a Castilian-based culture. The Castilian language became the Spanish language. Other expressions of Spanish nationalism have included pan-Iberianism and pan-Hispanism. The origins of Spanish nationalism… View Article

Nation and Nationalism: a Study of Asif Currimbhoy’s Sonar Bangla

Nationalism has been a potent, political, cultural and economic force. It denotes a sense of national consciousness which unites a group of people and separates them from others. According to the principle of self determination, each nation has the right to be independent and to form a suitable type of government for it. A nation… View Article

Fiery Nationalism

For more than five centuries it has been, and remains, the world’s “most powerful idea”. Nationalism is a key characteristic of traditional global politics. Despite its strength however, nationalism is not as dominant a political identity as it once was. Nationalism had existed throughout human civilization; it became a major political movement, in large part… View Article

Ethnic Groups in Pakistan

I would like to thank the Sociology Program and the School of Critical Enquiry at the University of Woilongong for helping me to travel to Pakistan twice to do my fieldwork. In Pakistan there are too many people who have helped me in many different ways. I am grateful to all those academics, journalists, politicians,… View Article

Ethnic Groups in Pakistan

Recommended Citation Khan, Adeel, Ethnic nationalism and the state in Pakistan, Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Faculty of Arts, University of Wollongong, 2001. http://ro. uow. edu. au/theses/1736 Research Online is the open access institutional repository for the University of Wollongong. For further information contact the UOW Library: research-pubs@uow. edu. au Ethnic Nationalism and the State in… View Article

National Identtiy

National identity refers to the set of attributes and beliefs shared by those who belong to the same nation, the legitimate form of a political organization. Our independence and the way the achieve liberty is through self-rule. According to Anthony Smith a nation is a self-identifying group or community based on such factors as a… View Article

Revolutionary War vs. 9/11

The Revolutionary War and 9/11 were both events that are still very talked about today.. They impacted America so much, and shook our history forever. Despite the differences in era, cause, and effects, they were also were alike in many ways. The Revolutionary War and 9/11 differ in many ways. First, the obvious fact that… View Article

Is Ddlj a Nationalist Cinema

In the words of Benedict Anderson, a nation is “an imagined political community” (Anderson 6). He goes on to explain that it is imagined because even in the smallest of nations not everyone will know one another or meet one another, “yet in the minds of each lives the image of their communion” (Anderson 6)… View Article

An Ideal Student

Nationality is the legal relationship between an individual human and a nation state. Nationality normally confers some protection of the individual by the state, and some obligations on the individual towards the state. What these rights and duties are vary from country to country. It differs technically and legally from citizenship, although in most modern… View Article

Nationalism Webquest

1. According to the website, what is Nationalism? Nationalism is loyalty to the idea of the state rather than to the community. 2. What is the difference between Nationalism and Patriotism? Patriotism is a love of one’s country that inspires one to serve for the benefit of its citizens. Nationalism is also a love of… View Article

Nationalism and the origins of The first world war

When global war broke out in 1914 dreams of world peace and prosperity were shattered. Accordingly, the First World War was arguably one of the most traumatic episodes in the history of international affairs. Geopolitically speaking, the First World War (also described as WWI in this essay) was unprecedented in both scale and sheer loss… View Article

Nationalism and National Identity

The growth of nationalism and national identity was believed to be one of the major causes of World War I. Strong patriotic sentiments among countries in pre-war Europe resulted in the competition for national supremacy. This rivalry later started the war. The Role of Nationalism and National Identity in World War I The growth of… View Article

Kunder, a Nation Which Cannot Take Itself for Granted

A Nation Which Cannot Take Itself for Granted is an excerpt from From Czechoslovakia: The Party and the People, published in June of 1967, by Milan Kundera. Although it focuses upon Czechoslovakia (the nation which cannot take itself for granted), it is more than a warning to the Czechoslovakian people of Czechoslovakia; it is also… View Article

An Illusion for the Masses

“Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.” So said 18th Century British writer Samuel Johnson. One can start to think about patriotism in its many forms but still arrive at the same juncture, it is simply people’s need to align themselves with a larger identity. This larger identity could range from a neighbourhood to… View Article

War Is Big Business

When wars erupt, suffering and hardship invariably follow. “Conflict is the breeding ground for mass violations of human rights including unlawful killings, torture, forced displacement and starvation” (www.amnesty.org). This is basically the definition for armed conflict. Armed conflict in my opinion simply means war. Our men and women constantly put their lives on the line,… View Article

Book Review “Prejudice and Pride” by Krishna Kumar

The piece of work which is being reviewed is authored by an eminent educationist Krishna Kumar. The title of the book is Prejudice and Pride which has been published by Penguin Books India Limited,Viking in the year 2001. The subtitle of the book ‘School Histories of the Freedom Struggle in India and Pakistan’ reflects major… View Article

Love and Patriotism

Patriotism is a frame of mind in which one loves one’s country and is proud of it. It is a vigorous feeling of love, loyalty and support for one’s country especially in defense against its enemies. It means that one should give more value and importance to one’s country than to one’s own self. It… View Article

Imagined Communities – A Critique

In my view, nationalism is not a new phenomenon. In most of my arguments in this paper, the afore-going statement serves as my point of departure as I largely disagree with most of Anderson’s positions on nationalism. While I agree that nations in many cases are imagined communities, this is not an inherent quality of… View Article

History of Modern Middle East

This paper aims to provide a detailed understanding of the concept of Arab nationalism and the impact it had on the Arab-Israeli conflict. Arab nationalism is a nationalist ideology that grew during the time when the Great ottoman empire which had been ruling most of the eastern territory for the almost 500 years was facing… View Article

History of Europe 1815-1914

Nationalism is a relatively recent phenomenon, considering the grand sweep of history. Although its roots can be found among the ancient Hebrews and Greeks, Niccolo Machiavelli’s book, The Prince, was the beginning of modern day nationalism, and was “important in the preparation of nationalism. ” (Kohn, 1955, p. 9) Machiavelli believed that the state must… View Article

Muslim Nationalism

In the twentieth- century Muslim leaders in South Asia along with North Africa defined nationalism in different ways in their countries. Documents 3 and 4 demonstrate the path of looking for power and gaining power through nationalism. Documents 1 and 2 show how South Asia and Northern Africa tried solving problems and gaining more education… View Article

Filipino nationalism

Jose Rizal first and probably most known novel, Noli Me Tangere certainly illustrates Filipino nationalism. The novel was truly significant in the establishment of national identity amongst the Filipinos. This novel stirred a great amount of controversy as Rizal illustrated the affairs of the Spaniards in the Philippines. According to the Spaniards officials, the novel… View Article

Rhetoric nationalism

Rhetoric nationalism is a new trend in most countries around the globe. Rhetoric nationalism aims to impart a strong sense of nationalism among every citizen. It believes in the power of every individual to make an absolute difference. Rhetoric nationalism aims to impart to every individual that they have the capability to implement positive change…. View Article

Hart Rudman Commission Report

The U.S. Commission on National Security/21st Century, frequently known as the Hart-Rudman Commission after its chairmen, issued its third and final report in January 2001. The bottom-line conclusion is that the primary national security challenge that the United States will face in the next 20 or 30 years will be an attack by an adversary… View Article

Nationalism DBQ

“Nationalism united people into nation- states, toppled empires composed of many ethnic minorities, and contributed to the outbreak of wars in the nineteenth century. How would you evaluate this statement?” Nationalism is a common patriotic passion for one’s nation and fellow nationals that united, and still unites certain groups of people. Nationalism can cause for… View Article

Hero by Siegfried Sassoon analysis

Sassoon titles his poem “The Hero,” so the reader assumes the poem will praise a soldier’s courage, however, the title deceives the reader as it is about a mother praises her son, fed by the lies of the military and government. The writer uses rhyming couplets and also some other rhyming patterns. In the very… View Article

Reflection Paper

The first article entitled Indian Indigeneities: Adavasi Engagements with Hindu Nationalism in India, is all about Adivasi people which is a social group named as scheduled tribes in India. These group of people participated in the war against Hindu supremacy, the Christians, and even the Muslims (Boviskar, 2000, p. 267). The main problem fought for… View Article

Loyalist or a Patriot

In the eighteenth century, during the American Revolutionary War, there were two opposing sides fighting against each other, the Patriots and the Loyalists. The Patriots rebelled against the British control, while the Loyalists, also known as “Tories” to the Patriots, remained loyal to the British crown. They chose to support the authority of the king… View Article