Nationalism is a political ideology that involves a strong identification of a group of individuals with a political entity defined in national terms, i.e. a nation
A nation may refer to a community of people who share a common language, culture, ethnicity, descent, and/or history. In this definition, a nation has no physical borders. However, it can also refer to people who share a common territory and government irrespective of their ethnic make-up...

. In the 'modernist' image of the nation, it is nationalism that creates national identity. There are various definitions for what constitutes a nation, however, which leads to several different strands of nationalism. It can be a belief that citizenship in a state should be limited to one ethnic, cultural, religious, or identity group, or that multinationality in a single state should necessarily comprise the right to express and exercise national identity even by minorities.

It can also include the belief that the state is of primary importance, or the belief that one state is naturally superior to all other states.

Nations whose nationalism is destroyed are subject to ruin.

Muammar al-Gaddafi

Nationalism is defined simply as: what makes you allowed to criticize your country when you have never done anything for it?

Putera S. Sambijantoro

Our hearts where they rocked our cradleOur love where we spent our toil,And our faith, and our hope, and our honor,We pledge to our native soil.God gave all men all earth to loveBut since our hearts are smallOrdained for each one spot should proveBeloved over all.

Rudyard Kipling