Nationalism in Central Asia

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Nationalism is an obligatory principle for a society to continue its independence and existence so long as abuses like race partiality and intolerance are avoided. However, at the present time, the concept of nationalism usually causes the seperation of people who share the same land, culture and life, as opposed to their integration. There are many examples in the real world of nationalism that, instead of uniting the people of a country, has tended to seperate them and create internal conflicts in the country of which that particular community is part. It is a common fact that the concept of nationalism is used as a shield by those who sometimes thinks that the majority is superior to the minority or vice versa; rather than discussing ideas which propose that each individual, colour and ethnic groups are equal. Nationalism is, in some areas, a threat to peace within the country. Nationalism has been also used by the greater powers to further weaken the lesser powers; in this respect, nationalism in that area is not positive because unless the Turkic Central Asian Republic unite, they will have problems developing to their full potential. Furthermore, is very important to note that, the only way nowadays to exploit a country’s resources is to put the remaining nomadic population into permanent settlements while creating a nationalist feeling, among many other factors. Doubtless, the existence of nationalism has not had a positive impact on the world’s history because it has promoted non-understanding between peoples that used to coexist peacefully; therefore, nationalism policies are problematic and can lead to serious future disasters and conflicts in Central Asia. Nationalism causes serious problems, as mentioned above. Nationalism plays a big role in dividing people. First of all, one of the main reason is language. There are
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