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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The creole directorate of the loose independence movement, on the other hand, struggled toward a proto-nationalist vision of an autonomous nation-state in which active political citizenship would be limited to a white native elite and a penumbra of ethnically mixed secondary players.
In the aftermath of their defeat, the Junker joined in an odd underground alliance with German liberals and proto-nationalists to combat French hegemony.
This over-concentration on political biographies is so pronounced to the extent that a number of Nigeria's pre-colonial commercial heroes and entrepreneurial gurus in the Niger Delta, such as King Jaja of Opobo and Governor Nana Olomu of Itsekiri have been wrongly classified and portrayed as proto-nationalists, rather than business gurus.