jebul asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

How can some of the "patriots" here think that USA nationalism is good despite what history has shown us?

Seriously, there are countless examples.



1837 — Patriotes Rebellion

1846–1848 — Mexican-American War

1898 — Spanish-American War

1970 — October Crisis


1821–28 — Greek War of Independence

1878 — Bulgarian War of Independence

1912–13 — Balkan Wars

1990–2000 — wars in the former Yugoslavia


1900 — Boxer Rebellion

Europe in general

1618–48 — Thirty Years' War

1866 — Austro-Prussian War

1870–1 — Franco-Prussian War

1914–18 — World War I

1939–45 — World War II and the Holocaust


1798 — 1798 rebellion

1848 — Young Ireland rebellion

1867 — Fenian rebellion

1916 — Easter Rising

1919–20 — Irish War of Independence

1920–1 — Irish Civil War

1969–2001 — Northern Ireland's Troubles


Polish Uprisings

Middle East

19th century–present — Kurdish conflict against Turkey

1915–present — Kurdish conflict against Iraq

1957 Suez Crisis between Egypt and Israel, France and Britain

1917–present — Arab–Israeli conflict


1960–2001 —Basque conflict

Update 2:

I love how all the answers I got were for me to cite examples you are too lazy or to dumb to read about for yourself!

13 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    people don't listen to history. nationalism never does anything good for a nation's people. its one of the steps/signs of fascism

  • 4 years ago

    Two Things: 1. I doubt China spends any considerable amount of time teaching their people about US history (or any history other than China for that matter). 2. They always have Chinese history on the USA History Channel. Check the TV guide or something. I just saw something a little while back about the Great Wall.

  • 1 decade ago

    Name one..

    There's a reason this country is so successful and it's the same reason people are knocking each over to get here. We're going to be sorry when we get rid of those reasons.

    Freedom without oppression.... I'm feeling oppressed because my beliefs that our immigration laws should not be broken are being trampled on.

  • Nickoo
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Well I am more into believing the following about America.

    America was targeted for attack because we're the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world. And no one will keep that light from shining.

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  • Ryan F
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    What exactly has history shown us?... Last time USA nationalism was really on a rampage was during WWII and the USA pretty much saved the world from the Nazis... was that a bad thing?...

  • 1 decade ago

    Tissue? Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.

  • 1 decade ago

    List some. Nothing wrong with showing pride in your nation.

  • 1 decade ago

    Hmmmmmm, no examples ???? Even if there was any, don't care USA as one 50 states united to our cause.

  • 1 decade ago

    USA 'nationalism' is causing problems? How about pan-Islamic fascism?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Would you care to elaborate or are you wanting answers as empty as your question.

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