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Sectionalism vs. Nationalism — What's the Difference?

Sectionalism vs. Nationalism — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Sectionalism and Nationalism

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Sectionalism

Sectionalism is loyalty to one's own region or section of the country, rather than to the country as a whole. Sectionalism occurs in many countries, such as in the United Kingdom, most notably in the constituent nation of Scotland, where various sectionalist/separatist political organizations and parties have existed since the early 1920s, beginning with the Scots National League.

Nationalism

Nationalism is an idea and movement that holds that the nation should be congruent with the state. As a movement, nationalism tends to promote the interests of a particular nation (as in a group of people), especially with the aim of gaining and maintaining the nation's sovereignty (self-governance) over its homeland.

Sectionalism

Excessive devotion to local interests and customs.

Nationalism

Identification with one's own nation and support for its interests, especially to the exclusion or detriment of the interests of other nations
Their nationalism is tempered by a desire to join the European Union

Sectionalism

Promoting the good of one division, department or subgroup over that of the whole.
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Nationalism

Devotion, especially excessive or undiscriminating devotion, to the interests or culture of a particular nation-state.

Sectionalism

Promoting the good of one region over that of the nation.
Sectionalism is tearing the country apart. Everyone wants the other regions to do the work and pay the taxes while they reap the benefits.

Nationalism

The belief that nations will benefit from acting independently rather than collectively, emphasizing national rather than international goals.

Sectionalism

A disproportionate regard for the interests peculiar to a section of the country; local patriotism, as distinguished from national.

Nationalism

The belief that a particular cultural or ethnic group constitutes a distinct people deserving of political self-determination.

Sectionalism

A partiality for some particular place

Nationalism

Patriotism; the idea of supporting one's country, people or culture.

Nationalism

Support for the creation of a sovereign nation (which does not currently exist).
Basque nationalism
Kurdish nationalism

Nationalism

Support for the union of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Nationalism

The state of being national; national attachment; nationality.

Nationalism

An idiom, trait, or character peculiar to any nation.

Nationalism

National independence; the principles of the Nationalists.

Nationalism

A devotion to one's country; patriotism;

Nationalism

The policy of advocating the independence of one's country.

Nationalism

The policy of advocating the interests of one's own country exclusively, regardless of effects of a country's actions on other countries.

Nationalism

Love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it

Nationalism

The doctrine that several different cultures (rather than one national culture) can co-exist peacefully and equitably in a single country

Nationalism

The aspiration for national independence felt by people under foreign domination

Nationalism

The doctrine that nations should act independently (rather than collectively) to attain their goals

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