Where does nationalism come from?

We often think of a nation as being about physical borders and geographical features – which leads people to talk about controlling borders, and creating barriers. A nation is something to be proud of, something to belong to, something that we have that other people don’t have. ┬áSometimes this spills over into a belief that “our nation” is better than “those other nations”, because we have a glorious past that they don’t share. But when you come down to looking at the detail, it isn’t quite that simple. After all, we have a nation in the United Kingdom, but...

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