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What do you think of Nationalism?
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Posted 12/22/13 , edited 12/22/13
I think Nationalism is good, but it can easily get out of hand. Some Americans are so overly nationalistic that even other more rational ones see it as childish. It's one of the reasons some other countries don't care for America. Yeah we have the biggest military budget in the world, but that's just another reason not to like us. We either are really reluctant to get in wars if it doesn't affect us (World Wars I and II), or we go in all bravado due to paranoia (Iraq). I like America though despite its many, many flaws. I do think other countries may exaggerate American lifestyle just as we do theirs. It's all just ways of making ourselves feel better by belittling other countries.
I may have gotten off topic here, I'm not the best writer and my information may have been off. This is just an American's view, but not every American's view.
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Posted 12/22/13
I think that we need more nationalism in the sense of the desire for national advancement or political independence. Without nationalism nothing really binds citizens of a country together for the betterment of the people of the country and the country itself. I would also say the example given at the beginning was a poor one. Nazi Germany did display some nationalistic qualities but it was not nationalism that caused the death of many but fanaticism of the Nazi party to its leader.
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