Harassed by the chinese officials under lin zexu who

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harassed by the Chinese officials under Lin Zexu, who was commissioned by the Emperor Daoguang to eliminate the opium trade in China. ESSAY: Nationalism and imperialism Ernest Renan in “What is a Nation” explains why nationalism exists, talks about how every nation has their faults, but their citizens overlook them in favor for national pride. The necessity of historical error. Trail of Tears in the U.S. vs Manifest Destiny. Nationalism is a desire to be politically independent, usually because the nation in question is being aggressively controlled by another country. Imperialism is when a country decides to start a control regimen in another country, usually for personal gain. The link between the two is that, imperialism leads to nationalism. People under a strict rule of another country want freedom, so they turn to nationalism and revolt, to fight for their freedom. The intense nationalism led to imperialism; people saw their own countries as so important, they needed to show this to the world, and they did that by taking control of places that they believed their beloved countries deserved. Imperialism, driven mostly by economic and occasionally geopolitical considerations, does not derive automatically from nationalism. One can logically argue that all historical cases of imperialism have involved countries imbued with strong senses of nationalism, but that would not account for the huge discrepency between the number of nationalistic populations and imperialistic ambitions on the part of those same people. As political cultures change,
MMW14 Final Review Guide popular perceptions of a country's place in the world change with them. Pride in country, though, remains.

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