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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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.
This kind of nationalistic aspiration is a reaction to the artificial boundaries created by Stalin.