Friday, December 4, 2009

Nationalism vs Patriotism (Extra Credit) ShaqSmith

The key to understanding the terms is to know the difference. Though they are similar, Nationalism is having pride in your nation and patriotism is implementing actions that showcase your nationalism. For example, I have a strong nationalism for the United States. I am proud of my country, respect the men and women that protect us through the armed services, and I have a strong pride for the U.S. However, I am not so patriotic. I say that because I would never volunteer myself for war. therefore, I do not showcase my nationalism by doing patriotic actions. Thus, I am a strong nationalism belief but I do not prove it by acting upon my nationalism.

-Shaq Smith

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