A unifying pride and belief in ones country and the citizenry involving traditions, actions and history.
A nationalistic government would serve to establish laws and policy for the benefit of the citizenry on behalf of the citizenry.

-Damn I wish America had more nationalism in government, then maybe our politicians wouldn't sell out our country from under our feet.
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Nationalism is the belief that your country has the right to exist on its own. Not to be confused with Patriotism.
Tyrant: Damn these nationalists. Now we'll have to try extra-hard to break them of their will! What? Urbandictionary is tell me to use the word 'Nationalism' in a defintion?! This is unbelievable.
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Differing definitions and forms of nationalism:
-Sentiment of loyalty
-Propensity of favoritism to one's own nation often at the expense of other nations, people, rights, etc.
-Attitude that attaches high importance to distinct characteristics of a nation.
-Doctrine that national culture should be preserved
-Theory that mankind is naturally divided into nations.

It may be expressed in two ways- as patriotism or as a supremacist perspective.

• Patriotism ☺
-You like your country & homeland
-This does not deny other nations any rights.

Nation-State as supreme value
-Sees the nation-state as the supreme power
-The growth, existence, power & growth of one’s nation is that person’s supreme value

•Terms relating to nationalism
-A nation is a group identity (decent, history, culture or language)
-A state is a defined territory on a map w/ an organized government
-A nation-state is when you have both at the same time
Smithy: "Tell me class-is the United States Nationalist?"

Ricardo: Fosho because we got a national identity. There was also a linguistic change to reflect a nationalistic identity after the civil war. Abe Lincoln did this intentionally he was like “The United States HAS a proud people.” before that people would be like “The United States HAVE a proud people.” The 1st is in plural form. The 2nd is in singular. The 2nd reflects nationalism.

Pedro: No! We aint nationalist because our value system encourages other things. The military is made to limit nationalism por ejemplo- military officers cannot hold public offices they must resign their military position 1st
The Millitary's slogans aren't nationalist either:
“1st Duty, 2nd Honor, 3rd Country”
or
“1st God, 2nd Family, 3rd Country”
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The murderous belief that the citizens of one nation have more of a right to live and enjoy life than those of another country, and that the health an prosperity of the citizens of one country is worth any amount of suffering and death anywhere else.
An exerpt of a poem parodying nationalism:

"O Lord our God, help us to tear their soldiers to bloody shreds with our shells; help us to cover their smiling fields with the pale forms of their patriot dead; help us to drown the thunder of the guns with the shrieks of their wounded, writhing in pain; help us to lay waste their humble homes with a hurricane of fire; help us to wring the hearts of their unoffending widows with unavailing grief; help us to turn them out roofless with their little children to wander unfriended the wastes of their desolated land in rags and hunger and thirst, sports of the sun flames of summer and the icy winds of winter, broken in spirit, worn with travail, imploring Thee for the refuge of the grave and denied it-for our sakes who adore Thee, Lord, blast their hopes, blight their lives, protract their bitter pilgrimage, make heavy their steps, water their way with their tears, stain the white snow with the blood of their wounded feet! We ask it, in the spirit of love, of Him Who is the Source of Love, and Who is ever-faithful refuge and friend of all that are sore beset and seek His aid with humble and contrite hearts. Amen. "
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Term meaning that the spirit of a certain country will help win a war or hard time currently being experienced by the particular country
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the feeling of extreme pride and patriotism in ones country and military
after the government fed the public with propaganda and patriotic songs, the people of the country started to feel nationalism
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Hatred of other countries/people than one's 'own'
If patriotism is loving your country, then nationalism has always been hating others.
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