Nationalist


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Nationalist

One who promotes the interests of one's own country or ethnic group over others. For example, nationalism may advocate secession of a region to form a new country in which one's own ethnic group predominates. What qualifies as a "nation" in nationalist terms is a matter of some disagreement.
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STRATFOR concludes that "it may be difficult for any European government to put into legislation many of the sentiments espoused by nationalist parties, such as immigration reform, opposition to economic integration, or the protection of what they see as their national culture." Even with no parliamentary representation, though, nationalist pressures may affect the individual foreign policies.
I have no problem in describing myself as a nationalist, provided that the term is properly defined.
The election was marked by a high level of tactical voting within the nationalist electorate, and indeed between nationalism and unionism.
I hope recent events do not turn Najib "out of his" nationalist skin.
In the chapter entitled, "Voices of Erin: Maude Gonne, Inghinidhe na hEireann, and the United Irishman," Steele continues the reassessment of Maud Gonne that sheibegan in her important edition of Maude Gonne's Nationalist Writings 1895-1946(2004) which looked beyond her relationships with yeats, John McBride, and Scan McBride to analyze Gonne as an important political activist, literary figure, and revolutionary.
The Nationalist Party also formed a united front with other opposition parties, including the No.
In fact, MOCAB's curators have to deal not only with the everyday problems of running a stately but underfinanced museum but also with nationalists' growing influence on cultural policy.
While not necessarily opposed to an Arabist identity, Lebanonism has long been an irritant to those Arab nationalists who seek to subsume the Mideast's different cultures into a single political/historical narrative.
is a Maryland-based charity called the India Development and Relief Fund, which is accused by secular Indian groups of raising millions for Hindu nationalist groups in India alleged to be involved in the harassment and killings of Indian Christians and Muslims.
Nationalist Thought and the Colonial World: A Derivative Discourse.
[T]he potential for trouble in Central Europe lay elsewhere --in the resurgence of 1930s-style nationalist parties." Was it really so?
Autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan has become a magnet for transborder Kurdish organizations, political parties, publications and modern telecommunications networks, all of which have advanced the Kurdish nationalist movement at home and abroad.