This study looks into an argument that the nationalism is not just limited to the ethnic myth of descent but rather it is something more complex and will discuss as to whether the nationalism needs to be based on ethnic myths of descent…
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Historical process of nationalism will indicate that the nationalism as a process started in the Europe during 19th Century.(Anthony,1993). On a larger scale it attempts to provide the criterion for the creation or ownership of the legitimacy of power over a State by people having certain characteristics. This doctrine therefore indicates that the societies in the world are divided based on the nations each having their own distinctive characteristics and as such the only form of legitimate government can only arise if national self government is imposed over the State. Thus nationalism is necessarily considered as a political ideology which advocates the case of controlling the State by a nation. Since State derives the legitimate obediences it is therefore argued that to wield the control over the population and achieve political legitimacy it is critical that the power must be relocated to a nation to govern the State. (Featherstone,1990)
French Revolution is considered as the starting point from where the emergence of strong nationalistic sentiments started to emerge and dominate the political scene of the countries. At this point, it was clearly established that the only sovereign is the nation with the sole power of making laws to its citizens therefore the individuals must show the loyalty to the nation. French Revolution is critical in the sense that it was the turning point to break away the barriers that separated the various regions of the country and united them as a one nation based on single language and culture.
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This is because the undocumented immigrants provided a great portion of the state’s work force. The immigrants were forced to flee because the legal reforms would make them to lose their livelihoods. The agriculture industry of Alabama had the immigrants as the backbone of its economic progress.
In the early twentieth century the term nationality was often described based on the race or genetics therefore bringing the term nationality on the forefront of world history in terms of influence. Historically, this has changed as the nation-state has become the dominant social figure and this transition has been refered to as nationalism.
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.
Barring that, they will have little opportunity to remain competitive and make significant enough revenue in order to stay in business. At the same time, society is crying out for regulation about all types of advertising, claiming that it has invaded their lifestyle, encroached upon their freedom to decide on their own, and is influencing certain vulnerable populations to purchase products they have no reason buying in the first place.
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.
People who are grouped together with the same background, even the same race, can have a purpose larger than themselves. A nation, in his opinion, is not defined by the boundaries on a map, but by the unity and resilience of a
he attitude of the people when they are asked about their national identity; and second, it is a description of the feeling of the people when they seek to achieve self-determination. With reference to national identity, it is often characterized as a matter of origin,
It is virtually impossible to dissociate nationalism from ethnicity. Ethnic nationalism is a form of identity where a nation is defined in terms of its ethnicity (Cockburn 1998 46). Every individual has an ethnic identity. In most instances, the strongest