segunda-feira, 1 de abril de 2013

Nationalism and Internationalism

Internationalism is a consequence of Nationalism. As a movement to separate territory and people among distinct units of power, absolutely independent, Nationalism created the need of Internationalism to provide possibilities to nations to help each other or make peace.

Nationalism is a political movement, based in cultural arguments, usually artificial, toward eliminating noble power, unifying the small portions of land of nobles, and resident people, under a “national” government. This movement was led by burgeons in modern and contemporary ages toward facilitating trade by unifying tax law and having easier access to the unique center of power.

Nevertheless, Nationalism has been the cause of several wars – specially the worst: the 2nd World War – in which governments claim neighbors are guilty of national problems. In this scenario, the Idea of Internationalism was born. Institutions over nations, but compounded by these nations, were thought and established to avoid conflicts among nations and provide ways of cooperation to them.

Nationalism and internationalism are two forces that push the governmental policies in the present. The evolution of history suggests that Internationalism will prevail, not without struggles and drawbacks. 

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