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You are standing tall and proud as the national anthem blasts through the stadium audio systems, surrounded by your fellow brothers and sisters you feel the palpitations of the base and are filled with vigor and dedication to your motherland. This in its simplest is an analogy for what national pride represents. National pride has become of the greatest driving forces in what a nation does internationally or domestically. A true definition of national prides is being proud of being a citizen of one’s country. National pride has a positive correlation with the country’s economy, better faith in one’s country and leads to the citizens feeling a sense of unification. Faith in a surgeon should be as equal as having faith for one’s country. This what national pride brings out in the citizen of that country, a greater or new sense of faith of their country. Whether it be the smallest things like a country deciding to create a new railroad system, to major issues like going to war. Without having national pride there in turn would be no faith in one’s country and without faith there is no sense of belonging to that country and so that individual may go and seek a different type of national pride by identifying themselves with another nation. Faith from national pride is the fundamental foundation a country can have. It becomes the windmill that keeps one’s country moving towards a more positive and prospers nation. History shows what faith in one’s country can do for a nation. The nation of Ethiopia is a great example. During World War II the Italian army lead by Benito Mussolini tried to invade and colonize Ethiopia so it could be part of Mussolini’s “new Roman Empire.” In the end Ethiopia stood firm and became one of the two only countries in Africa to be independent and never colonized. It is through faith from their national pride that gave the citizens of Ethiopia the will to stand strong against an invading force it was in the end for their nation they were fighting for. One cannot fight for one’s nation successfully if they have no faith in their nation. Military success is not the only way faith can be used for a nation. Faith in a country’s national sports teams is one way. Support from their country helps national sports team of that country feel accepted and acknowledged it gives that team a great confidence boost, because they know their fellow brothers and sisters are there with them in the stadium. As mentioned earlier faith is the foundation of national pride which can lead to a nation becoming prosperous through strong economic growth. A correlation between a country with a national pride and its economics has been show to positively affect economic growth. When there is faith in one’s nation the individuals of that nation favor foods or services that is produced in their country, a term called economic patriotism. Economic patriotism is always a good feeling to have in one’s nation because if there markets are flooded by foreign goods then where is in essence the cultural identity of that nation. “Economic nationalism has emerged as a powerful and attractive policy to press for national interests, achieve economic aims, and preserve the autonomy of individual nation-states in an increasingly internationalized world.” The ability for a nation to have faith in their country’s economy is not only good domestically for that nation but benefits them internationally in which they can show their strength as a prosperous nation who is not depend on other nations for help when they are capable of providing their own needs. The sense of unification is one of the greatest feelings a citizen of a nation can have. With unification the citizens of that nation share a common goal whether that goal is a political one or an environmental one. Without unification national pride would only refer to individuals of that nation not the nation as a whole. Sports are a great tool for unifying a country into a sense of national pride. With unification from national pride in the nation’s sports team a country will grow more self-confident as a whole as was seen by the French when in 1998 they won the world cup. “Football became a metaphor for an upsurge of general national self-confidence and self-belief.” Unification with means of national pride help a country heal as one after a natural or any disaster that impacts the country. This is seen many times in countries all cross the globe where only a certain area of that country is affected by a disaster but help is given to that area from all over that country. With unification you not only have strong love for that nation but you have greater love for the people of your country. In the tragic events of 9/11 Americans from all corners of that country became united and with it emerged a strong national pride as U.S flags waved on every street corner. With unification by national pride a nation becomes hard to crumble in the presence of a disaster. Critics of national pride bring to light a violent act such as terrorism and blame it on nationalism. There are many who are quick to say that culturally diverse countries like the United State or United Kingdom cannot have national pride, because of how diverse those nations have become and so would cause divisions amongst the different sects of that country if one group was to overpower the rest and impose their own values as a national pride. It is not just having the same ethnicity or the same culture that brings about national pride. It is the common attitude the citizens of that country feel about their nation that unites them. The United States is a melting pot of many different cultures and ethnicities and a according to a survey done on 34 countries on their patriotism by the article “America tops in national pride, survey finds” from the Associated Press , “The U.S. ranked highest overall and in five categories: pride in its democracy, political influence, economy, science and military.” So you can see that diversity does not hinder a country from attaining national pride and in some ways it can make it better because if you think about it there must be a great deal of respect for one another to attain national pride. The one criticism that emerges more frequently than the others is that national pride or nationalism has become synonymous to “terrorism.” “Too much national pride can lead to bellicosity and imperialism, just as excessive self-respect can produce arrogance.” I have to agree with this statement and national pride can lead to certain acts of terrorism, but after World War II terrorism and imperialism on the scale of national pride is not present in todays’ world. Nowadays acts of what is seen as terrorism are led by renegade groups that represent a small portion of that country’s population where national pride if not all involves the majority of the population. Even so terrorism can be seen defined differently in all parts of the world for instance, governments in a few South American countries and good amount in Middle Eastern countries can without hesitation say that, what the United States has done and still doing in Afghanistan and Iraq are and still acts of terrorism in which for these governments in act of terrorism is when a country invades another country to seek out individuals while in the process thousands of innocent lives from that nation are killed because it was a way for that nation to get revenge. The issue on national pride and arrogance becomes something of debate in which you one could see that it is the arrogance of the government which may have a “stronger” version of national pride for their country, that the majority of the population do not share. One example is the earthquake that struck India in 2005. The government of that country refused to accept any aid from other nations saying, “...that they are able to care for their own, and that tents are coming from private producers and the Indian military.” In this situation India indeed need help but was too proud to ask for it, these types of situations do not show national pride as a majority but only represent a certain group of people like those of militia groups that only represent a small portion but make the whole nation look bad, but in India’s case it is the people that are running the country that are being represented not India’s population as a whole and in tragic events like those national pride as whole is a must. Faith, unity, and prosperity three positive outcomes from national pride, but are yet so difficult to achieve especially in a world like ours. Some nations have managed to achieve national pride and keep a hold of it, while some loose it and gain it back. National pride takes commit from the citizens of that nation, “Research shows that feeling good about your country also makes you feel good about your own life.” Now who doesn’t want to feel good about themselves? Yes, achieving national pride as whole population is hard to achieve but like learning how to walk it takes time and once a nation finds faith in its country that faith becomes the glue for unification which leads to unbreakable pride in one’s nation.
I'm not seeing a lot of commas. Go back and put in some, ok? Also, it's really hard to read at the moment/edit, so if you could put a space between each of the paragraphs, that'd be awesome.
More commas, without them it's like talking without a pause. Some things need capitalized. And a few words are spelled wrong.
Try reading the text out loud, and try and see if can read it without getting winded, add a coma when you need to take a breath or a period if apropriate, there are also a few spelling mistakes
Thanks everyone! :)