Nationalism And Ethnic War

5 pages in length. According to Michael Ignatieff's Warriors Honor Ethnic War and the Modern, "nationalism does not simply 'express' a preexistent identity: it constitutes a new one. Nationalism is a fiction : it requires the willing suspension of disbelief" (Ignatieff 38). Examining this statement and analyzing the author's argument pertaining to ethnic war and nationalism, the student gains a significantly better understanding of why nationalism is not necessarily the positive force many believe it to be. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Remaking of Mexico

An 18 page research paper that examines the Mexican Revolution and both Zapatista Movements (1920s and 1990s) and how they affected the spirit of Mexican nationalism. The writer offers an overview of the Revolution, nationalism and what experts feel is needed for a healthy Mexican identity and nationalism. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

History of Russian Nationalism

A 4 page research paper that examines the topic of Russian nationalism from an historical point of view. The writer argues that by examining the history of Russian nationalism, it is possible to gain insight into the continuing role that Russian nationalism has played throughout Russian history and particularly in regards to how it contributed to the fall of the Soviet Union. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

American Nationalism

A 12 page research paper that examines the topic of American Nationalism. This examination of American history discusses how nationalism evolved, from colonial times to the present and begins by defining "nationalism." Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Nationalism Leads to War

A 5 page research paper that examines the problems that are inherent in nationalism. The writer discusses the two major forms of nationalism and demonstrates how much of the conflict that has characterized the twentieth century resulted from the tension between these two forms. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The Causes of Revolution; Mexico and Cuba

This 5 page paper considers the role of nationalism in the revolutions in Mexico and Cuba. The paper examines whether nationalism can be cited as the cause of these revolutions of just as an outcome, or if there are other factors such as poverty that can be blamed. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

Nationalism, Ethnic Violence, Anti-Semitism in Eastern Europe after WWII

This 6 page research paper consider the issues of nationalism, ethnic violence, and anti-Semitism in Central and Eastern Europe after WWII and argues that the Nazi surrender did not constitute a fresh beginning in regards to these factors as they continued after the war. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

American Warfare: Societal Influences and Impacts

A 9 page discussion of the impacts of war on American society during the early history of the country. Provides information regarding the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Mexican American War, emphasizing the needs of those that feel that they are oppressed to rise up against their oppressors. Concludes that along with the progression from one war to another in early U.S. history, American ideology and our sense of nationalism was evolving into that we enjoy today. This nationalism is a direct influence on society and is in turn shaped by society. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Michael Crowder's West Africa: An Introduction to it's History

Michael Crowder's Introduction to West African history is an eye opening experience. With the background provided by Crowder of the colonial period, the escalation of Nationalism is understood within both the historical context and the social dynamics. This 5 page paper addresses the nature of British and French colonial rule and the political and cultural impact it had on West Africans. No additional sources are listed.

French Nationalism

A 12 page research paper that examines the basis of French nationalism within the framework of the French Revolution of 1789. French colonialism and the French Algerian war are discussed in this context. Bibliography lists 10 sources.


A 5 page argumentative essay that discusses how the words "patriotism" and "patriot" are defined in American culture. The writer argues that an examination of how "patriotism" is generally being used to promote war fever demonstrates that this brand of "patriotism" goes against the intent of the Constitution and should be properly labeled as "nationalism" and, therefore, constitutes a threat to the liberty and values that "patriotism" should be ready to protect. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Japan's Relationship With Korea

A 3 page paper discussing the oppressive rule Japan held over Korea during the Japanese occupation 1910-1945. Japan ruled Korea with little regard for the nominal constitution and with the intent of eradicating everything Korean, including the language, from the soul of the Korean people they ruled. Though powerless to overcome the Japanese, the Korean people developed a strong sense of nationalism in response to the occupation. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Douglass v. The Confederacy

A 5 page research paper which examines how the antebellum South was viewed through the eyes of white Southerners and then through the eyes of ex-slave Frederick Douglass. Using the work of Drew Faust in his book on the development of Confederate nationalism, the writer shows how white Southerners considered themselves to be deeply religious people. This is contrasted with the spirituality of Douglass and his experiences as a slave.

India / The New Nuclear Power

A 15 page research paper which argues that the recent nuclear tests conducted in both India and Pakistan are seen by these countries as political bargaining chips in a dangerous game of nuclear bluff reminiscent of the cold war between the United States and the former Soviet Union. The writer demonstrates that the current nuclear buildup, which was initiated by India, has more to do with the rise of Hindu nationalism in that country then to any real threats to Indian security. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

The French Revolution

This 5 page paper relies on the textbook on Western Civilization by Jackson J. Spielvogel to explore the traditions of restoration, reform and revolution that defined the French Revolution. It then gives a brief definition of both liberalism and nationalism as they pertained to the French Revolution. No additional sources are listed.