• Reading the Draft Covenant for the League of Nations--Paris
    Reading the Draft Covenant for the League of Nations--Paris
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n nationalism love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it "they rode the same wave of popular patriotism","British nationalism was in the air and patriotic sentiments ran high"
    • n nationalism the doctrine that your national culture and interests are superior to any other
    • n nationalism the doctrine that nations should act independently (rather than collectively) to attain their goals
    • n nationalism the aspiration for national independence felt by people under foreign domination
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A National Pike Freighter A National Pike Freighter
Moline Universal Tractor, Model D, of 198, in the Hall of Farm Machinery, National Museum of History and Technology Moline Universal Tractor, Model D, of 198, in the Hall of Farm Machinery, National Museum of History and Technology
Chief of Seneca Nation Chief of Seneca Nation

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Since the United Nations was founded in 1945, there have been 140 wars
    • Nationalism A devotion to one's country; patriotism;
    • Nationalism An idiom, trait, or character peculiar to any nation.
    • Nationalism National independence; the principles of the Nationalists.
    • Nationalism The policy of advocating the independence of one's country.
    • Nationalism The policy of advocating the interests of one's own country exclusively, regardless of effects of a country's actions on other countries.
    • Nationalism The state of being national; national attachment; nationality.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The elephant is the national animal of Thailand
    • n nationalism National spirit or aspirations; devotion to the nation; desire for national unity, independence, or prosperity.
    • n nationalism Specifically, in Ireland, the political program of the party that agitates for more or less complete separation from Great Britain.
    • n nationalism An idiom or a phrase peculiar to a mation; a national trait or peculiarity.
    • n nationalism The conduct of all business by the public for the benefit of the public; the substitution of public for private control of all business.
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  • Fyodor Dostoevsky
    “Neither man or nation can exist without a sublime idea.”
  • Johnson
    “Language is the pedigree of nations.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “I am always sorry when any language is lost, because languages are the pedigrees of nations.”
  • Aphra Behn
    Aphra Behn
    “Money speaks sense in a language all nations understand.”
  • Colonel Muhammar Qaddafi
    Colonel Muhammar Qaddafi
    “Nations whose nationalism is destroyed are subject to ruin.”
  • Henry Bolingbroke
    Henry Bolingbroke
    “Nations, like men, have their infancy.”


In literature:

Experience has shown that armies cannot always save a nation; but a nation defended by the people is always invincible.
"Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. I" by Pierre Antoine Edouard Fleury de Chaboulon
The collapse of national credit left the public domain almost the only available source of revenue.
"Union and Democracy" by Allen Johnson
He was not yet a national character, but he had a national reputation.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
Indeed, the United States is, in size and natural resources, an empire, a collection of potential nations, rather than a single nation.
"The Frontier in American History" by Frederick Jackson Turner
For forty-two months after the nation has been newly set up the city will be so trodden under the desecrating feet of the nations.
"Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation" by S. D. Gordon
In them nations arm.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 4, October, 1864" by Various
And that instinct and tradition, like most such national instincts and traditions, is sound.
"A History of the United States" by Cecil Chesterton
Thus, Arab nationalism, like Turkish nationalism, was evolving into the "second," or racial, stage.
"The New World of Islam" by Lothrop Stoddard
No nation was altogether unmoved.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
Without it, no nation can have a place in history or among the nations.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden

In poetry:

Loud may the troubled ocean roar;
In sacred peace our souls abide;
While every nation, every shore,
Trembles, and dreads the swelling tide.
"Psalm XLVI: God Is the Refuge" by Isaac Watts
Loud may the troubled ocean roar,
In sacred peace our souls abide,
While every nation, every shore,
Trembles, and dreads the swelling tide.
"Psalm 46 part 1" by Isaac Watts
The people's wrongs he made his own,
Nor ever feared to take their part.
He won his way by deeds, not words alone,
Into the nation's heart.
"John Bright" by William Baron
Here sleeps he now alone;—the star,
That led him on from crown to crown,
Hath sunk;—the nations from afar
Gazed, as it faded and went down.
"The Exile At Rest" by John Pierpont
Thus bending o'er the nation's bier,
Whose wants the captive earth supplied,
The dew of Memory's passing tear
Falls on the arches of her pride!
"A Roman Aqueduct" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Hailing that mightier Kingdom of the Blest
Our seamen sought of old,
The dream that lured the nations through the West,
The city of sunset gold.
"Republic And Motherland" by Alfred Noyes

In news:

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Ross Detwiler (48) and Washington Nationals catcher Kurt more.
If there's one man the Nationals' slow march toward the National League East title might've taken the worst toll on the past week, it's catcher Kurt Suzuki.
'Why Nations Fail' co-author Daron Acemoglu suggests that centralized power, rule of law, and open competition are the keys to national success.
While the rest of the nation prepares to see which team will win the NCAA basketball championship this weekend, the 6th District of North Carolina is already basking in the glow of a national basketball title.
Solving The Nation's Cryptic Crosswords The Nation.
But, like the Australians, I think we are too focused on doling out the nation's wealth to the average (wo)man, and not enough on cultivating that which makes us wealthy as a nation.
US Club Soccer's 2013 NPL Champions Cup, the national championship event for the National Premier Leagues season, will be held alongside the National Cup Finals July 18-22 at the Aurora (Colo.) Soccer Complex.
NATIONAL CITY — About $5,000 of women's clothing was stolen Wednesday night in a "grab and dash" at Macy's at Plaza Bonita mall, National City police said.
The Nationals' magic number to clinch their first National League East title is five.
NATIONAL NEWS (CNN) — The short and painful era of replacement referees is over after the National Football League struck a deal with the union that represents the league's referees late Wednesday night.
A top goal of the nation's most influential national Tea Party group is to stop Mitt Romney from winning the Republican nomination for president.
Pia Sundhage 's reign as US women's national team coach began with an emphatic 4-0 victory over Canada Wednesday at the Four Nations Tournament in Guangzhou, China.
A leading national credit rating agency ranks Alabama third in the nation in terms of credit card delinquency .
Nationals vs Phillies Thursday August 2, 7:05 pm, Nationals Park.
Marion County Superior Court Judge John Hanley has dismissed a naming-rights lawsuit brought by The Murat Temple Association against California-based event promoter Live Nation and Evansville-based Old National Bank.

In science:

IRAF is distributed by the National Optical Astronomy Observatories, which are operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc., under cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.
Additional Massive Binaries in the Cygnus OB2 Association
The authors acknowledge support from the Danish National Research Foundation and The National Science Foundation of China (under the grant 61061130540) for the Sino-Danish Center for the Theory of Interactive Computation, within which this work was performed.
Solving simple stochastic games with few coin toss positions
This work utilizes data obtained by the Global Oscillation Network Group (GONG) program, managed by the National Solar Observatory, which is operated by AURA, Inc. under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.
The Quasi-Biennial Periodicity (QBP) in velocity and intensity helioseismic observations
Survey of Astronomy and Astrophysics Committee, National Research Council, New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics, The National Academies Press, New York, 2010. [2 ] S. G.
Connecting the time domain community with the Virtual Astronomical Observatory
The National Optical Astronomy Observatory is operated by AURA, Inc., under cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.
Cores and the Kinematics of Early-Type Galaxies