A Summary About Nationalism

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Nationalism, what comes to our minds when we hear this such word? This one could mean when the inhabitants of the country wish to fight for the nation rather of a certain group? Does it mean that this particular person wanted freedom from which they still fight on from the oppressors of the land? When we say nationalism, it is a feeling of devotion to have pride in one’s country. But how this nationalism reaches its people in order to be free and, consequently become patriot in the country. For me, nationalism makes us feel that we are worthy of living in the country. We live there and we fight for our country. We are patriots showing that we love our country, not for only a particular group of people. A few references could make us know about…show more content…
But we will know what Benedict Anderson define about nationalism. According to Anderson (2006), he said…show more content…
José Protacio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda, who died with honor saying that there is hope in liberating the Philippines against the declining Spanish Empire who is treating the country with direct control. This sparks the Philippine Revolution led by Andres Bonifacio and Emilio Aguinaldo that lead up to the Philippine Independence by June 12, 1898. But how did they choose Rizal as our national hero? According to the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, there is no law, executive order or proclamation ratified that officially proclaiming any Filipino historical figure to become a national hero. But because of their important roles in the process of nation-building and contributions to our history, there are particular laws and proclamations issued that will honor these heroes. Even our present national hero was not explicitly proclaimed as a national hero. He is being recognized for his contribution to the important social transitions that took place in our
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