Expansionist nationalism | Wikipedia audio article

Expansionist nationalism | Wikipedia audio article


Expansionist nationalism is an aggressive
and radical form of nationalism that incorporates autonomous, patriotic sentiments with a belief
in expansionism. The term was coined during the late nineteenth
century as European powers indulged in the ‘Scramble for Africa’ in the name of national
glory, but has been most associated with militarist governments during the 20th century including
Fascist Italy, Nazi Germany, the Japanese empire, and the Balkans countries of Albania
(Greater Albania), Bulgaria (Greater Bulgaria), Croatia (Greater Croatia), Hungary (Greater
Hungary), Romania (Greater Romania) and Serbia (Greater Serbia).==Ideology==
What distinguishes expansionist nationalism from liberal nationalism is its acceptance
of chauvinism, a belief in superiority or dominance. Nations are thus not thought to be equal to
their right to self-determination; rather some nations are believed to possess characteristics
or qualities that make them superior to others. Expansionist nationalism therefore asserts
the state’s right to increase its borders at the expense of its neighbours.==See also==
Irredentism Generalplan Ost
Integral nationalism Jingoism
Manifest Destiny Nazism
Pan-Germanism Pan-Slavism

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