The Role of National Symbols in the Development of Nationalism

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THE ROLE OF NATIONAL SYMBOLS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF NATIONALISM

A Research
Presented to
Dr. Fely Moreno of the National Teachers College

In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements in
Qualitative Research

Ms. Ma. Cristina C. Paderna
Ms. Romalyn T. Esmande

First Semester

October 2, 2010

TABLE OF CONTENTS Title Page Acknowledgement……………………………………………………………… 1 Introduction………………………………………………………………………… 2-3 Statement of the problem…………………………………………………… 4-5 Purpose of the study…………………………………………………………… 5 The Grand Tour Question and Sub-questions………………………… 6-7 Definition of Terms…………………………………………………………………. 8-11 Delimitation and Limitation…………………………………………………………. 12
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Nation, by contrast, is a psychological characteristic, what individuals identify with. There are nation-states in which almost everyone accepts the state as theirs and makes it the primary home of their political identity and loyalty. That would certainly be true of most people in the United States or France, but is less true in countries where people might think of themselves as Scots more than British, Quebecois more than Canadian or Walloon more than Belgian.
There are also countries with important Diasporas or groups of people who live outside the countries' borders but would rather not do so. As we will see later in this article, one of the most tragic examples of nationalism-induced violence occurred when Yugoslavia disintegrated into now six separate states. Only Slovenia was anywhere near homogeneous, and most ethnic minorities chafed under the nationalistic rule of the majority group's leaders.

3 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
The main objective of the study is to determine the role of national symbols in the development of nationalism. Specifically it sought to answer the following questions: 1. What is the level of awareness in national symbols of the Grade 5 students in terms of: 1.1. Philippine National Fruit 1.2 Philippine National Tree 1.3 Philippine National Flower 1.4 Philippine National Bird 1.5 Philippine National