POL101Y1 Lecture : A assembl of points on nationalism covered in lecture

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N a basic definition of nationalism would be the ideology attached to a specific nation. The nation being a group of people with a common culture, religion, ethnicity, or political allegiance. N traditional arguments support the idea that nationalism is the product of the nation. However, we find that the reverse is actually true: nationalism leads to the creation of a nation. N nationalism manifests itself as the love of state, which in turn leads to the creation of state embodying the spirit of the nation it represents. N states appearing under these circumstance only ever occurs in the modern context. N historically, monarchs of european states did not necessarily share the same nationality as their people. N along with industrialization came the need to universalize culture. N nations created governments for themselves as a means to standardize culture and political allegiance. N despite common belief, national identity is usually manufactured by certain similarities between members of a community.

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