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Unformatted text preview: The Kurds and the Palestinians-Multiple Nations, Multiple States 1) Multiple nations are divided and live in multiple states 2) Russia The Pros and Cons Of Nationalism IR scholars generally think that Nationalism is Janus-faced-Has both advantages and disadvantages Advantages of Nationalism 1. Nationalism promotes democracy a. Historically, nationalism and democracy have developed hand in hand 2. Nationalism discourages imperialism 3. Nationalism helps economic development a. Nationalism can provide political stability necessary for economic development. 4. Nationalism protects diversity a. Pitfall of the world government. Disadvantages of Nationalism 1. Lack of concern for other nations a. We-they mentality b. Examples: small economic aids to poor countries 2. Xenophobia 3. Tendency to oppress ethnic minorities within the country a. Example: ethnic cleansing in former Yugoslovia 4. Tendency to encourage external aggression a. Example: Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan...
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