ISS 1.14.08 - January 14, 2008 Nationalism I. II. III. Key...

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January 14, 2008 Nationalism I. Key definitions a. Nations i. Group of people who have a common history, culture—sense of communal bond 1. Desire to govern themselves a. eg. Palestinians—nation but not a nation state b. Nationalism i. A belief that one has a political identity, an ultimate basis of political loyalty and a belief that a nation should be self governing 1. symbolism and symbols of countries a. Flags, animals, statues etc… 2. can also grow out of religious arguments c. Nation states i. Self-governing entities II. The rise of nationalism a. Impact of revolutions on nationalism i. The rise of democracy (the glorious revolution, the American revolution and the French revolution) b. The “divine right of kings” i. It is god’s will that the king or queen must rule 1. the church must support the ruler—if they don’t it is a sin c. Popular sovereignty i. People are the object and source of political authority 1. natural rights and natural law of men 2. government cannot take those rights away
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ISS 1.14.08 - January 14, 2008 Nationalism I. II. III. Key...

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