Individual governments took the lead, bankrolling most of the process in the name of competition and nationalism.
James Carroll examines the roots of American Christian nationalism.
It strengthens our culture, and helps to bring our diverse country together with a healthy dose of nationalism.
1844, "devotion to one's country;" see nationalist + -ism; in some usages from French nationalisme. Earlier it was used in a theological sense of "the doctrine of divine election of nations" (1836). Later it was used in a sense of "doctrine advocating nationalization of a country's industry" (1892).
The strong belief that the interests of a particular nation-state are of primary importance. Also, the belief that a people who share a common language, history, and culture should constitute an independent nation, free of foreign domination.
Note: Nationalism is opposed to colonialism and imperialism.