Nationalism

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Nationalism

The philosophy in which one 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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These commentators fail to point out that so long as the nexus between religion and state served Israel's nationalistic aspirations the secular population did not contest it.
United China's nationalistic aspirations attracted many of the top talents in Shanghai.
They restricted the use of Catalan, hoping that the language would die a "natural" death and that with it would follow the demise of its speakers' nationalistic aspirations. To that end, the Habsburg and Bourbon kings and other governments also promoted the massive immigration of Castilian-speaking people to Catalonia.