Civic Nationalism In South Africa

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Born out of the heart of many nations, South Africa, a country governed by eleven different languages and more than eleven cultures, faces opposition from those within their own borders. This dissonance consistency between cultures overlapped by geographical borders, which separates people into different countries, has been an argument persisting throughout centuries. The fact of the matter is that Africa, never mind South Africa, functioned based on Ethnic Nationalism, instead of Civic Nationalism like other foreign countries for decades. They only became an organized continent of Civic governed nations after being colonized by the French, British, Spanish, and Portuguese during the start of the 15th century. But, up until that point, African natives lived according to their ancestry in small groups. Thus their dissonance consistency and disconnection from neighboring cultures permitted less resistance during the age of conquest and colonization, and as a result, such destabilization and disorganization within the counties can be seen when compared and contrasted to other more unified territories.…show more content…
Both were colonized in the early stages of their development long before separating themselves from their motherland. Yet what makes them different from the mass of African cultures within Africa, particularly within South Africa, for were not all three colonized and governed by different realms? What makes the segregation of America and Canada different from that of Africa? For starters, understanding the key elements of each nations national identity along with their history explains why dissonance consistency exists in one, while cognitive consistency prevails in the

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