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Which outcome related to the development of nationalism is more ethically problematic from a human rights perspective: the creation of the mass army, or the effects of nationalist movements on woman.

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The Ethics of Development of Nationalism

Question: Which outcome related to the development of nationalism is more ethically problematic from a human rights perspective: the creation of the mass army, or the effects of nationalist movements on women?

At one point, Bertrand Russell stated that unrestricted nationalism, in the long run, is not compatible with world peace (Cheng 2012). From this point of view, the ethics of nationalism can be discussed in length to examine its consequences on the people. First, it is important to express what nationalism entails as it relates to individuals in a given country. A nationalist is an individual who loves his “nation”, his nation, and identifies with it, showing special concern for its welfare as well as the welfare of the fellow countrymen (Cheng 2012). By definition, nationalism is an ideology based on the premise that individual citizen’s loyalty and devotion to his or her nation-state is beyond or surpasses other individual or group interests. The ideology is characterized by the desire to promote the interests of the nation or state with the aim of achieving and sustaining sovereignty in the native area and culture (Cheng 2012). Politically, the ideology is based on the premise that a nation ought to govern itself free from interference from outside and the promotion of self-determination. Furthermore, there is a desire to develop and maintain a national identity based on shared social characteristics such as language, political views, culture, local economy, religion, and a belief system.
The concept of nationalism is comparable with patriotism which entails an individual (patriot) who loves his patria, his country, and identifies with it while showing concern for its welfare as well as the welfare of that country. Although the two concepts do not seem to be bad, they are indeed dangerous when applied in a given nation as far...

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