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Aeneas’ Nationalism

Nationalism streams through out Vergil’s “Aeneid.” It wraps itself around Vergil’s character Aeneas and influences the choices, sacrifices, and places that Aeneas goes. Jonathan Wheelwright states that nationalism can “create harmony, link our past to our present and give a people a sense of identity,” and this can be seen in the life of Aeneas […]

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Nationalism and Mussolini…

Mussolini’s nationalism as for Rome and in he used Rome as an example when trying to create a strong Italian nation. Jonathan Wheelwright states that nationalism can best be shown World War Two (WWII). It is clearly exhibited by Churchill, King, and Roosevelt, who use nationalism to unite a nation against its enemy. They felt […]

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Comparision of the Nationalism Shown by Aeneas and Mussolini…

Nationalism can be seen from history as a “force of self-preservation, heroism, and honor, or for vengeance, conquest, enslavement and dishonor” (Wheelwright, 2005, pg1).  For Aeneas, his nationalism did preserve his people, made him a hero, and brought honor to a nation.  For Mussolini, on the other hand, became a dictator that wanted to expand […]

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Nationalism is everywhere…

Mussolini was not the only one that exhibited nationalism during WWII.  Many of our troops went over seas and fought to break the terror that was going on.  This video was found on youtube and shows how strong the view of nationalism was in WWII.  These men were not fighting for their own glory, but for the glory […]

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