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Did nationalism predate nation-states? Show more Show less

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 more Show less

There is strong evidence of behaviors akin to nationalism in societies that predate our modern idea of the "nation-state."
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Nationalism is a form of tribalism

Tribalism: the behaviour and attitudes that stem from strong loyalty to one's own tribe or social group
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