The Effects Of Nationalism In Scotland

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Nationalism as we know is the belief, creed or political ideology that involves an individual identifying with, or becoming attached to, one's nation. Nationalism has been said to be one of the most powerful forces in the political world for over 200 years. During the twentieth century the western theory of nationalism spread throughout the globe to the regions of Asia and Africa which rose opposition to colonial rule. In the past 10 years the doctrine of nationalism has spread widely across Scotland, a country that covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain and that has been under the rule of England for more than 300 years. As of September 18th 2014 the vote on whether the Scots would separate (‘’divorce’’) England
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The effects of nationalism can be seen throughout history, from the hundreds of African countries becoming free from their colonizers, and the change it has made for the nations - for better or worse, or all the way back to the 1775 American war of independence from the British. Nationalism can be a dangerous weapon or a great tool when it involves politics. However, in the case of Scotland, nationalism has become more of a threat than a tool. We can see how nationalism during times of crisis comes through in many european countries, there has been riots where mainly blue collar locals blame foreigners/immigrants for lack of jobs and economic stability. Nationalism in Scotland has become more of an irrational ideology that many Scots in favor of the separation choose as a scapegoat for the problems in Scotland. The idea of Scotland separating themselves from Great Britain comes with many negative side effects which could threaten the nation of Scotland and essentially change the world…show more content…
And it is because I am British that I have wanted to. My mother is Welsh, my father is Scottish, and I grew up hearing three languages: Gaelic, English and Welsh. I am Scottish. I am Welsh. I am British.'' This statement shows that there is still a strong sense of nationalism in Scotland for the United Kingdom. David Cameron also insisted in his speech that Scotland has also helped shaped the land that Great Britain is today. ‘’Yes is not a positive vision. Yes is about dividing people, it is about making foreigners of our friends and

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