NATIONALISM DEFINED

Na·tion·al·ism -

1. Love and commitment to one’s Nation, devotion to the interests or culture of one's Nation, loyalty to one’s own country; national consciousness, awareness, and especially; national pride.

2. The belief that nations will benefit more from acting independently rather than collectively, emphasizing national goals rather than international goals; asserting the national interests of one's nation, viewed as separate from the interests of other nations.

3. The desire for national advancement (economically, technologically, scientifically, etc.), national spirit, national unity, national success, and/or aspirations common to the whole nation.