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Essay about Nationalist Ideas in the Middle East

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Nationality is the desire of a group of people to preserve or obtain common statehood and the ideology stressing loyalty to the nation-state or seeking independence of a national group. Michel Aflaq, Theodor Herzl, and the Palestinian National Charter have fundamentally different ideas on establishing nationalism, however each movement and charter wishes to establish a national identity as well as a state due to their experiences of oppression and dispersion. Michel Aflaq describes his ideas on Arab nationalism through the Arab Baath party, which entails the establishment of an Arab state and the right to govern themselves, as well as a revivification of old Arab thought and ideology. Theodor Herzl depicts the Zionist nationalist…show more content…
Although the Ba‘th party is willing to use force to achieve their goals, the ideology of Ba‘th socialism agrees to work with other nations, and does not want total domination, the main aim is to be recognized as a state, and nationalism will follow. The Zionist movement differs from the Ba‘th movement in that it does not enact a political ideology such as Ba‘th socialism, but it calls for rallying of the Jews and mass immigration in order to secure specifically Palestine as the Jewish state. The Nationalist ideals of each differ considering when the Ba‘th party is about the
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