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Did Russia Have True Nationalism

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From the tzars to the Slavophiles to the Soviet Union it is a common question if Russia has ever had true nationalism. They certainly had nothing of the sort prior to the revolution. They lacked many key factors like industrialization and a population ready to move beyond archaic religious beliefs. The Slavophiles I would also assert laid the foundation for Russian nationalism. They rejected the west and set the example for a truly Russian identity. As for the Soviet Era, I would argue that it was nationalism, but very complicated nationalism. Nationalism with a small part monarchy as well. However, it was certainly developing during the Soviet Era. Since the wall has come down many scholars are now studying the subject. One thing is definite:
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