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jingoism

(jĭng`gōĭzəm), advocacy of a policy of aggressive nationalism. The term was first used in connection with certain British politicians who sought to bring England into the Russo-Turkish War (1877–78) on the side of the Turks. It apparently derived from a popular song of the period: "We don't want to fight, but, by jingo, if we do … ."

Jingoism

 

a term designating extremely chauvinistic and imperialistic views. It came into use in Great Britain during the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78, when the chauvinist mood strengthened sharply after the dispatch of a British squadron to Turkish waters to oppose the advance of Russian troops in Turkey. The expression “by jingo” was in the refrain of a patriotic song popular at that time. Propaganda for colonial expansion and kindling of national enmity is characteristic of jingoism.

jingoism

the belligerent spirit or foreign policy of jingoes; chauvinism
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After all, does anybody seriously believe another nation - t he floundering Aussies, perhaps, or the labouring Russians - finding themselves in our position, wouldn't adopt jingoism as a default position for six months or so, getting all jingy-jingy at every opportunity?
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No, the motivation is not compassion or justice but jingoism, the feeling that the national honor--that is, the honor of the American nation-state--has been offended.
The Scottish, Welsh and English flags of Great Britain, together with a glorious array of Union Flags, were energetically waved at every opportunity with gusto and unadulterated jingoism.
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Broadly speaking, liberal approaches to civic education have emphasized the need to resist jingoism and to explore why America induces such hatred in certain parts of the world.
2 Heterodox in religion, ecologically minded, critical of American jingoism, and open to androgyny, Seton admirably foreshadowed much of late twentieth-century progressive opinion, but the BSA expelled him in 1915 for noncitizenship.