Today, we are used to both the nation-state and the idea of nationalism. However, it may be possible to have one without the other. Authors have written about nationalism for centuries, but the nation-state as we know it has existed a relatively short amount of time. So, did nationalism predate the nation?
Yes, nationalism predated nation-states.Show moreShow less
There is strong evidence of behaviors akin to nationalism in societies that predate our modern idea of the "nation-state."
(1 of 2 Positions)
Nationalism is a form of tribalism
Tribalism: the behaviour and attitudes that stem from strong loyalty to one's own tribe or social group