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Encyclopedia > Ethnic nationalism

Ethnic nationalism is the form of nationalism in which the state derives political legitimacy from historical cultural or hereditary groupings (ethnicities); the underlying assumption is that ethnicities should be politically distinct. Often, ethnic nationalism is often simply referred to as "nationalism". Nationalism is an ideology that creates and sustains a nation as a concept of a common identity for groups of humans. ... This article or section should be merged with ethnic group Ethnicity is the cultural characteristics that connect a particular group or groups of people to each other. ...


Ethnic nationalism was developed by Johann Gottfried von Herder, who introduced the concept of the Volk (German for Folk). Further more Anthony Smith uses this term to identify non-western concepts of nationalism as suppose to western views of a nation mainly being defined by its geogrphical territory. Johann Gottfried Herder Johann Gottfried von Herder (August 25, 1744 - December 18, 1803), German poet, critic, theologian, and philosopher, is best known for his concept of the Volk and is generally considered the father of ethnic nationalism. ...


Romantic nationalism is a form of ethnic nationalism infused with Romanticism. Liberty leading the people, embodying the Romantic view of the French Revolution of 1830; its painter Eugène Delacroix also served as an elected deputy Romantic nationalism (also organic nationalism, identity nationalism) is the form of nationalism in which the state derives its political legitimacy as an organic consequence of a... romanticism - error - you are to thick to read this muhahahahahahahahah ...


Some political movements are characterised by ethnic nationalism as a central platform, for example fascism or the most extreme example nazism. Many multi-ethnic countries such as Belgium, Canada, Israel and some Balkan states also have political parties or divisions to represent a specific ethnic grouping. Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler Fascism (in Italian, fascismo), capitalized, refers to the right-wing authoritarian political movement which ruled Italy from 1922 to 1943 under the leadership of Benito Mussolini. ... The Nazi party used a right-facing swastika as their symbol and the red and black colors were said to represent Blut und Boden (blood and soil). ... ...


The concepts homeland, fatherland, and motherland are often used as an ethnic nationalist concept. A homeland is the concept of the territory to which one belongs; usually, the country in which a particular nationality was born. ... Alternative meaning: Fatherland (novel). ... Motherland means a mother country in contrast to its colonies, or the origin of an ethnic minority. ...


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Ethnic Nationalism, Refugees & Bhutan: Conclusion (1957 words)
It seemed axiomatic to the Bhutanese leadership that the populist ethnic nationalism of the Nepali Bhutanese in the south would in time be mobilized and that such a mobilization would sweep away the more exclusive 'lateral' ethnic nationalism of the Drukpa in the north.
As a result of this concern, the government of Bhutan embarked upon a programme of what Smith calls 'vernacular mobilization' in which the 'genuine membership' of the ethnic nation was to be re-educated in the "true culture, the pristine culture of their ancestors, unsullied by contact with modem civilization" (Smith 1994:192).
A Distinct National Identity and the Refugees from Southern Bhutan.
Nationalism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (6011 words)
Nationalism is an ideology which holds that the nation, ethnicity or national identity is a fundamental unit of human social life, and makes certain political claims based on that belief, above all the claim that the nation is the only legitimate basis for the state and that each nation is entitled to its own state.
The nation state is intended to guarantee the existence of a nation, to preserve its distinct identity, and to provide a territory where the national culture and ethos are dominant.
Romantic nationalism (also organic nationalism, identity nationalism) is the form of ethnic nationalism in which the state derives political legitimacy as a natural ("organic") consequence and expression of the nation, or race.
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