This social life of the mid 17th century civil war on agrarian elite landlordism is in a new form and economic foundation but categorically not in the urban which later became the protagonist of modern European development. The widespread pattern of modern state was the middle…
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Colonies came with high developed military, marine, governmental and entrepreneurial capabilities. England started their colonies in both West Indies and North America as they had the ability to build ocean-worthy ships though they did not have a strong history of colonisation on foreign land as Spain did. Benedict Anderson, the author of one of the most important concept in political geography described nations as imagined communities. Born in Kunming, China, and brought up in California then after he moved to Ireland. The major factors contributing to nationalism in the past three centuries as Anderson described were the use of historical materialist or the Marxist approach (Jackson and Penrose 1998, p. 1).
In respect to this, Anderson argued that Marxist thought had included nationalism but had proved an uncomfortable irregularity for this theory. He defined a nation as imagined political community seen as both inherently limited and sovereign arguing that the main cause of nationalism and the creation of an imagined community is the reduction of access to particular script language in this case Latin. The other cause is the movement to abolish the ideas of the celestial rule and monarchy, as well as the appearance of the printing press under a scheme of capitalism. The introduction of imagined communities was as a result of reconciling Marxist theories and nationalism and also to put into consideration what Anderson envisaged as a twisted context for the appraisal of nationalism. This distortion still continues both within and outside the academy. In Latin America and Indonesia, Anderson defined a nation as an imagined political community and put it as both inherently limited and sovereign. Marshall (2007, p. 448) describes the concept of imagined communities as currently standard within geographical books. The concept does not necessarily mean that a nation is false but refers to a nation as being constructed from popular
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The contributions of early pioneers are the foundations of the current academic development where academicians have criticized, refined and modified on their originals ideas, to develop a better society today. Westfall (1971) notes that most of the early pioneers’ works were multidisciplinary, seeking to establish relationship between various subjects such as religions, mathematics and science.
During periods of conflict, many government leaders rely on how citizens feel about their country to recruit soldiers as well as to gain support for the continuation of a fighting strength. When governments fall out of favor with the nation's people, many issues can arise which can lead to increased discord and an overall lack of support.
He stated that the industrial revolution in the West necessitated a radical change in the relationship between polity and culture, and that this in turn produced nationalism. Mass literacy and a high degree of social mobility, could only be achieved by access to state-sponsored universal education system- that is national- are the basic requirement for the industrial and predominantly urban society.
Defining nationalism has been a controversial socio-political discourse characterized not just by heated debates but by numerous principles and theories suggested by a number of theorists that often muddle or confuse our own understanding of the concept.
Other languages such as Khmer and Maori fit the same description as Chinese. Creoles seen as the world’s newest languages lacked certain features found in other languages. Non-compositional derivational morphology,
nation, an aspiration for its wealth, welfare, and the upholding of a strong respect and regard for the policies, laws or principles of that country. In a deeper sense, nationalism also means the maintaining and expounding of national culture and ideals among a specified group