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nationalism

noun
     
na‧tion‧al‧is‧m [uncountable]
1SANPPG the desire by a group of people of the same race, origin, language etc to form an independent country:
Scottish nationalism
2SAN love for your own country and the belief that it is better than any other country [↪ patriotism]:
Under his leadership, a strong sense of nationalism emerged.

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