Ultranationalism is a form of nationalism that often leads to conflicts within a state and can lead to travesties and devastation. Genocide, war, racial discrimination, cultural assimilation and death of innocent humans are common attributes associated with ultra nationalism. In extreme cases ultra nationalism leads to fascism, which in turn leaves no political opposition. The given source may be an example of fascism as it states, “subjugate those that oppose us”. We as a society should not embrace the perspective because it is an act of ultranationalism.
Fascism is a radical and authoritarian nationalist political ideology that is lead by ultra nationalism. It is evident in the given source that the author was fascist in their actions to “subjugate” those that oppose. This may be in political parties or minimal things such as a countries education system, and media. With complete control of a countries political parties one has no options in voting for an ulterior party. Education will teach future generations to work to the advantage of one’s country or leader. Minimal forms of media will entitle the leader or dictator to choice in what the country knows of the surrounding world, and easy opportunities for propaganda. This quote can be represented in the example of Nazi Germany. Political opposition was oppressed in Nazi Germany, as the Nazi party was the only legal party. Night of the long knives is an example of ultra-nationalism as it was a great purge claiming the lives of many people that may have opposed Hitler, or that Hitler feared had the power to remove him as Further. Censorship is needed in ultranationalism, as a government needs total control in order to be in complete power. In Nazi Germany the aim of censorship was simple: to reinforce Nazi power and to suppress opposing viewpoints and information. Control of the countries education was also needed in creating a future generation...
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