Nationalism: Nation or Self Nationalism is defined by Merriam- Webster Dictionary as, “loyalty and devotion to a nation.” Although nationalism is a great thing, it can be blown out of context and be used for ones self instead of a nation. Using nationalism during wartime can be very deceiving to citizens by depicting standing up for your country instead of the killing and horrible conditions you survive in. As seen in All Quiet on the Western Front, the war flaunts the concept of nationalism as a good thing, even though the underlying issue is power hungry leaders. To parade nationalism during war time can be destructive to a nation. In this book Kropp states, "It's queer, when one thinks about it," Kropp goes on, "we are here to protect our fatherland.
Unit 5 Assignment 1: Intercultural Conflict Analysis What I believe the sources of conflict are poor communication, differing values, differing interests, scarce resources, personality clashes, and poor performance. These can ultimately lead to a lot of things depending on the setting. In a work environment, it can lead to someone losing their job. Between individuals, it can lead to a fight or loss of a relationship. If nations are involved, it can lead to imminent war.
Rachel Kay How accurate is it to say Frederick William IV was responsible for the failure of the Frankfurt Parliament? The Frankfurt Parliament was established to create freedom of press, German citizenship for all, fair taxation, equality of political rights and to create a unified Germany. However, countries like Austria greatly opposed it. Frederick William IV could be seen as responsible for the failure of the Frankfurt Parliament because he refused to accept any form of leadership and made it clear he distrusted the ‘gentlemen of Frankfurt’. However, many other factors played a role in the demise of the Parliament such as the fact that they were ill-organised, the lack of popular support and their inability to enforce decisions.
Also the state of the country during World War One left a lot to be desired and created a lot of dissatisfaction amongst the Russian people. Tsar Nicholas II was responsible for the fall of the Romanov dynasty, but to a notable extent, as there were other factors more significant to account for the collapse of the Romanovs. It’s reasonable if one states that Nicholas II was responsible for stardom’s collapse. Many criticized the Tsar as a Monarch whose capacity for hard work and commitment wasn’t matched by outstanding intelligence, and had no clear vision for Russia’s future. Nicholas was not suited to his role as Tsar, and would rather spend his time with his family.
However, Nicholas referred to these requests as „senseless dreams‟ and made his intention clear to maintain complete autocracy, this „did much to increase the gulf between society and the government‟ (Schapiro 1985: 7). If Nicholas had been in touch with his people and genuinely knew what they wanted, then perhaps his response to the zemstvas request wouldn‟t be so unreasonable, however, it was quite clear that Nicholas knew very little of the wants and needs of his people, simply because he wasn‟t suited to his role. This can be made
Negative Effects of Nationalism Nationalism is when a country considers itself superior in comparison to other countries. It is a devotion to ones culture and beliefs. Nationalism began in the 17th and 18th century, simply because there was no such thing as loyalty to ones country but only loyalty to the “crown”. Although nationalism is a force that gives people a sense of community and inspires love for ones country, it is dangerous and can also inspire malicious acts. The main type of nationalism is ethnocentric nationalism, the idea that a certain nation is of higher rank over other nations and races.
Since they also have different societal expectations, customs, and literature, the linkage of the two would only result in unhappiness. A government that cannot recognize and accommodate the differences in either culture cannot successfully function, and will actually harm the British and Hindus as well. Jinnah also believes that the unification of Hindus and Muslims, “ can only mean Hindu rule” (231). Hindus will become the dominant group, and the “minorities” will suffer oppression. Jinnah believes that Muslims constitute a recognizable nation that deserves its own property and
Zionism vs. Palestinian Nationalism Conflicts in Middle Eastern Countries like Palestine have been fueled by many things. For instance, anger and a desire for land usually play a role in wars, but these are not always the main causes. Sometimes it is necessary to look beyond these common ideas of war in order to look for the true causes of the bloodshed. For instance the situation in Palestine stems from two cultures unable and unwilling to really coexist with each other. One group feels they have total right over Palestine because they are the original habitants.
The United States is a powerful culture that seems to have an issue finding motivation to learn about cultures of less dominance. Although America is supposed to be a “melting pot” of cultures, the “American” culture is dominant and other cultures in our own country seem to be oppressed in comparison. In this way, Americans do not have the motivation to communicate with other cultures instilled in them as do other cultures that must learn the English language and American culture to be successful. Therefore, having the motivation to learn how to engage in successful intercultural
Patriotism seemed to envelope the idea of hatred against anyone that did wrong against the United States. No one knew why things happened- nobody could explain it. America needs to have international affairs be taught in schools and be known throughout the United States in order to achieve world peace. “Patriotism in America,” by Dudley Erskine Devlin explains the notion of patriotism as an extreme togetherness that seems to isolate the U.S. from the rest of the world. According to Devlin, the patriotism of the United States often results from situations of terror, but they also seem to promote isolation from the rest of the world.