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Is nationalistic traits good or bad?

Post  Lordleelee2/ZardBrood on Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:55 pm

Since in my history class we are covering WWI, and I was needing another poll idea, this popped up. If some of you don't know, Nationalism is an overwhelm pride for your country, but is not limited to a nation, it can also be for language, race, but it usually leads to wanting to be a nation of what I said above. For example people that speak Italian want to rule themselves, be one true Italy. (Poor example I think, best I got atm)
my thoughts in spoilers, I suggest posting your thoughts before reading mine, I don't want to influence anything here, or start a flame war.
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(I'm focusing I think it is both good and bad. It is good as it binds the nation as one, letting the Gears run smoother then having a nation where over half the nation's people don't want to be ruled by a government not ran by the people. I also think it is bad because it has lead to racial superiority beliefs, and a neglect of what happens outside of that nation itself.

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Re: Is nationalistic traits good or bad?

Post  Lunarzius on Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:24 am

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I like how you capitalized "gears" in that spoiler. It caused me to misread it and think you said you wanted Gears to run the country or some shit. And now onto the UK and all. I wouldn't say I'm nationalistic or anything, but I have respect for my country as well as a feeling that I'd want to do something to help it. Like fix the economy. I think I'll go with "depends" for now.

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Re: Is nationalistic traits good or bad?

Post  Aeon_the_Hermit on Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:48 pm

Some Definitions:

Patriotism - love for or devotion to one's country


Nationalism - loyalty and devotion to a nation; especially : a sense of national consciousness exalting one nation above all others and placing primary emphasis on promotion of its culture and interests as opposed to those of other nations or supranational groups


Jingoism - extreme chauvinism or nationalism marked especially by a belligerent foreign policy

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Re: Is nationalistic traits good or bad?

Post  AirmanAlex on Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:46 am

Nationalism is a great thing in smaller amounts, I mean I don't want to live in America if every single person goes about saying how much greater France is, and the glory of Europe! I want to hear about the grand awesomeness of American companies, Apple Pie, and Ford Mustangs!

Though it gets bad when you want to go out, and destroy every single Toyota, and Mitsubishi, and force Ford mustangs on everyone, because your American cars are far superior to anything else made by anyone, and then you have a Mussolini Style dictatorship!
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Re: Is nationalistic traits good or bad?

Post  the1templar on Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:54 pm

The I don't care much. You think your country is great? Good for you. I believe this whole world is one big pool of crap. Sooner This world fixes itself better everyone is.
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