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This section is very specific to Yugoslavia and "Balkanization" and doesn't really speak to the rest of the former USSR, so should perhaps be renamed "Yugoslavia" or "Former Yugoslavia" or even "The Balkans".
This section oversimplifies ethnic divisions in the former Yugoslavia as some points speaking about the main three as "Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes", which leaves out Ethnic Albanians and/or Bosniaks. Even the discussion of how to delineate ethnic groups as they pertain to Nationalisms and how groups define themselves vs how they are defined by their Balkan Neighbors vs how they are defined by the US would be interesting.
This section sounds to me a little biased against Yugoslav Nationalism as an idea as though it were destined to fail because of some basic (Nationalistic) truth:
Within Yugoslavia, separating Croatia and Slovenia from the rest of Yugoslavia is an invisible line of previous conquers of the region. Croatia and Slovenia to the northwest were conquered by Catholics or Protestants, and benefited from European history; the Renaissance, French Revolution, Industrial Revolution and are more inclined towards democracy. The remaining Yugoslavian territory was conquered by the Ottoman or Tsarists empires; are Orthodox or Muslims, are less economically advanced and are less inclined toward democracy.
I think saying an entire ethnic group is prone or not prone to democracy is overly simplistic, even jingoistic and those types of statements result from Nationalism.
This section needs to be written better. It's too conversational. Probably there's somewhere better to link to, like the Balkan Wars to explain the conflict:
In the 1980s Yugoslavia began to break into fragments. The economic conditions within Yugoslavia were deteriorating. Conflict in the disputed territories was stimulated by the rise in mass nationalism and inter-ethnic hostilities. The per-capita income of people in the northwest territory, encompassing Croatia and Slovenia, in contrast to the southern territory were several times higher. This combined with escalating violence from ethnic Albanians and Serbs within Kosovo intensified economic conditions. This violence greatly contributed to the rise of extreme nationalism of Serbs in Serbia and within Yugoslavia. The ongoing conflict in Kosovo was propagandized by Communist Serbian Slobodan Milosevic to further increase Serb nationalism. As mentioned, this nationalism did give rise to powerful emotions which grew the force of Serbian nationalism through highly nationalist demonstrations in Vojvodina, Serbia, Montenegro, and Kosovo. Serbian nationalism was so high, Slobodan Milosevic was able to oust leaders in Vojvodina and Montenegro, further repressed Albanians within Kosovo and eventually controlled four of the eight regions/territories. Slovenia, one of the four regions not under Communist control, favoring a democratic state.
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This version isn't correct regarding LA.
- Great Britain didn't openly promote the independence of the Sp. colonies in 1810. At that time, Spain was in fact an allied of Great Britain against Napoleon.
- At least the Chilean Junta in September 1810 decided to swear fidelity to Ferdinand VII. The act of independence was that they decided to do so and they didn't accept to be part of the Spanish Juntas.
- The Chilean Junta, initially, wasn't republican, wasn't nationalist, they didn't see themselves as Spaniards but as subjects of Ferdinand VII. They were royalist, at least at the beginning.
- There were no strong national feeling in LA. They were all subjects of Ferdinand VII. The name "Argentina" or "Bolivia" didn't exist, the name was "Río de la Plata", resp. "Alto Perú".
Should the article remove its lists of random country-specific nationalisms?
A substantial part of the body is devoted to specific nations' nationalisms. These take up a lot of space and they already have their own articles (e.g. Turkish Nationalism, French nationalism). I think there would be value in focusing more on abstract as a general phenomena rather than get into the fine-grained details of specific cases of nationalism. Thenightaway (talk) 13:52, 3 June 2022 (UTC)
Nationalism can simply be defined as a loyalty and devotion to a nation, especially the sense of a national consciousness. The exaltation of one nation above others and placing primary emphasis on promotion of its culture and interests as opposed to those of others nations or supranational groups. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 08:41, 13 June 2022 (UTC)
De Benoist in further reading
Is there a consensus that this belongs here, or is it just something no one has noticed? I’m inclined to remove it given de Benoist’s closeness to neofascist politics, but will wait for other opinions 18.104.22.168 (talk) 11:06, 13 August 2022 (UTC)
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