nationalism nationalism  /ˈnæ ʃə nə ˌlɪ zəm/


  1. (n) love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it
  2. (n) the doctrine that your national culture and interests are superior to any other
  3. (n) the aspiration for national independence felt by people under foreign domination
  4. (n) the doctrine that nations should act independently (rather than collectively) to attain their goals

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  1. A new book, Unhappy China, reflects the country's mood of nationalism and discontents.
  2. Stoked by nationalism, a new generation of Chinese feels growing hostility toward Japan.
  3. The removal of the last secular strongman marks the death knell of Arab nationalism.


  • President Obama must understand the nationalism of China's President Xi

    China's President Xi Jinping is both a nationalist and a reformer. President Obama must understand the motivations for Mr. Xi’s nationalism, so that as the two leaders meet at a summit in California today, the US-China relationship will benefit. And the world will applaud.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

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  1. "The strength of faith is in the strength of the bond between Muslims and not that of a tribe or nationalism," bin Laden says on the tape.
    on Oct 22, 2007 By: Osama bin Laden Source: TV3 News

  2. "In this moment economic nationalism is neither economic nor nationalistic ...... what might be politically correct might be economically incorrect," Zoellick said. "The pull of national politics is very sharp but it's clear that the issues...
    on Feb 14, 2009 By: Robert Zoellick Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said in a statement, "We also both recognize the need to fight economic nationalism in our two nations."
    on Dec 13, 2007 By: Henry Paulson Source: CNN

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