National Identity and Nationalism

"The nation, like the human beings of the past, is a song full of efforts, self-sacrifice.... a legacy of past pride and regrets ... Together suffering and rejoicing and hope"...
What is a Nation? Ernest Ronan


Nationality is the result of the collective imagination of the inhabitants of the land (and the immigrants who continue to cling to that land) and the collective belief in national symbols and myths. In its positive form, modern nationalism has undergone very positive changes by motivating cooperation around a common axis of driving force. On the other hand, its negative form has been suspended in order to become a destructive and destructive force by abusing social symbols and structures (such as race). The Islamic Republic, which initially used the Ummat as a substitute for the nation as the basis for its ideological activities, has gradually introduced a mixed of Shi'ism and nationalism (Shiite-Aryan) to justify its actions, especially its regional policies.


Modern-Iran views positive nationalism as opposed to negative nationalism. This nationalism has the following characteristics:


Negative nationalism:


Symbols such as flags, borders, anthems, etc. are used only to promote publicity and eliminate "others" and to "unify". Unity and integrity become an excuse to fight against any multiplicity, diversity and reduction of the nation in a homogeneous and non-innovative and innovative way. Languages, customs, cultures, religious and non-religious beliefs are excluded from the national version. As well as the Iranian identity in an exaggeration of false national pride and without analyzing the dark and light points of history. The illusion of empire and the huge financial and political cost of supporting the militias - the priority of ideology over national and popular interests - are other aspects of negative nationalism. Negative nationalism in the form of racism, ethnicity and negative identity, we are Iranians because ... we are not, sometimes appears.


Positive nationalism:


In positive nationalism, while emphasizing a national flag and anthem, purely emotional use of national symbols is avoided. At the same time, while committing to the unity of Iran and national solidarity, it strives for the plurality, diversity and diversity of ideas, beliefs, languages and ethnicities, and considers the prosperity of Iran to be possible in the shadow of this diversity. This view defines Iranian identity in the shared sweet and bitter experience of the past and a vision for the future based on comprehensive cooperation. In this regard, Iran's past honors and history are emphasized on the basis of research and discovery of the truth, and in line with national pride based on past achievements and efforts for advanced Iranians in the future. It will also defend national interests in the region but will refrain from denying Iran's resources, supporting militant groups, and continuing to create tensions to create a regional "small empire".


Our nationalism is an inclusive nationalism. Due to its Islamist-ideological ideology and the insignificance of national interests, the Islamic regime has not only tried to weaken the Iranian and national identity but also to strike at the country's totalitarian will to secure its interests. In recent years, Iran's territorial integrity, especially in the maritime realm and the water borders, has become the victim of political bargaining between the Islamic State, especially China and Russia. We need to review all the agreements for the division of the Caspian Sea with the countries in the field of this sea, which has been concluded by the Islamic regime. A group of legal experts must examine all aspects of Iran's agreement with the former Soviet Union, as well as the new agreements signed. Also, the cancellation of contracts that the Islamic regime has signed without transparency and accountability with other countries on land, water and water interests, resources and borders. In the case of the Persian Gulf, Iran's full rights to water, biological (fishing) and fuel resources (gas resources) in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman must be restored, and Iran's ownership of the three components (small Tonb, large Tonb, and Abu Musa) must be restored. This should be emphasized, not only in terms of integration but also in terms of national and strategic interests.

 

"The nation, like the human beings of the past, is a song full of efforts, self-sacrifice.... a legacy of past pride and regrets ... Together suffering and rejoicing and hope"...
What is a Nation? Ernest Ronan


Nationality is the result of the collective imagination of the inhabitants of the land (and the immigrants who continue to cling to that land) and the collective belief in national symbols and myths. In its positive form, modern nationalism has undergone very positive changes by motivating cooperation around a common axis of driving force. On the other hand, its negative form has been suspended in order to become a destructive and destructive force by abusing social symbols and structures (such as race). The Islamic Republic, which initially used the Ummat as a substitute for the nation as the basis for its ideological activities, has gradually introduced a mixed of Shi'ism and nationalism (Shiite-Aryan) to justify its actions, especially its regional policies.


Modern-Iran views positive nationalism as opposed to negative nationalism. This nationalism has the following characteristics:


Negative nationalism:


Symbols such as flags, borders, anthems, etc. are used only to promote publicity and eliminate "others" and to "unify". Unity and integrity become an excuse to fight against any multiplicity, diversity and reduction of the nation in a homogeneous and non-innovative and innovative way. Languages, customs, cultures, religious and non-religious beliefs are excluded from the national version. As well as the Iranian identity in an exaggeration of false national pride and without analyzing the dark and light points of history. The illusion of empire and the huge financial and political cost of supporting the militias - the priority of ideology over national and popular interests - are other aspects of negative nationalism. Negative nationalism in the form of racism, ethnicity and negative identity, we are Iranians because ... we are not, sometimes appears.


Positive nationalism:


In positive nationalism, while emphasizing a national flag and anthem, purely emotional use of national symbols is avoided. At the same time, while committing to the unity of Iran and national solidarity, it strives for the plurality, diversity and diversity of ideas, beliefs, languages and ethnicities, and considers the prosperity of Iran to be possible in the shadow of this diversity. This view defines Iranian identity in the shared sweet and bitter experience of the past and a vision for the future based on comprehensive cooperation. In this regard, Iran's past honors and history are emphasized on the basis of research and discovery of the truth, and in line with national pride based on past achievements and efforts for advanced Iranians in the future. It will also defend national interests in the region but will refrain from denying Iran's resources, supporting militant groups, and continuing to create tensions to create a regional "small empire".


Our nationalism is an inclusive nationalism. Due to its Islamist-ideological ideology and the insignificance of national interests, the Islamic regime has not only tried to weaken the Iranian and national identity but also to strike at the country's totalitarian will to secure its interests. In recent years, Iran's territorial integrity, especially in the maritime realm and the water borders, has become the victim of political bargaining between the Islamic State, especially China and Russia. We need to review all the agreements for the division of the Caspian Sea with the countries in the field of this sea, which has been concluded by the Islamic regime. A group of legal experts must examine all aspects of Iran's agreement with the former Soviet Union, as well as the new agreements signed. Also, the cancellation of contracts that the Islamic regime has signed without transparency and accountability with other countries on land, water and water interests, resources and borders. In the case of the Persian Gulf, Iran's full rights to water, biological (fishing) and fuel resources (gas resources) in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman must be restored, and Iran's ownership of the three components (small Tonb, large Tonb, and Abu Musa) must be restored. This should be emphasized, not only in terms of integration but also in terms of national and strategic interests.

"The nation, like the human beings of the past, is a song full of efforts, self-sacrifice.... a legacy of past pride and regrets ... Together suffering and rejoicing and hope"...
What is a Nation? Ernest Ronan


Nationality is the result of the collective imagination of the inhabitants of the land (and the immigrants who continue to cling to that land) and the collective belief in national symbols and myths. In its positive form, modern nationalism has undergone very positive changes by motivating cooperation around a common axis of driving force. On the other hand, its negative form has been suspended in order to become a destructive and destructive force by abusing social symbols and structures (such as race). The Islamic Republic, which initially used the Ummat as a substitute for the nation as the basis for its ideological activities, has gradually introduced a mixed of Shi'ism and nationalism (Shiite-Aryan) to justify its actions, especially its regional policies.


Modern-Iran views positive nationalism as opposed to negative nationalism. This nationalism has the following characteristics:


Negative nationalism:


Symbols such as flags, borders, anthems, etc. are used only to promote publicity and eliminate "others" and to "unify". Unity and integrity become an excuse to fight against any multiplicity, diversity and reduction of the nation in a homogeneous and non-innovative and innovative way. Languages, customs, cultures, religious and non-religious beliefs are excluded from the national version. As well as the Iranian identity in an exaggeration of false national pride and without analyzing the dark and light points of history. The illusion of empire and the huge financial and political cost of supporting the militias - the priority of ideology over national and popular interests - are other aspects of negative nationalism. Negative nationalism in the form of racism, ethnicity and negative identity, we are Iranians because ... we are not, sometimes appears.


Positive nationalism:


In positive nationalism, while emphasizing a national flag and anthem, purely emotional use of national symbols is avoided. At the same time, while committing to the unity of Iran and national solidarity, it strives for the plurality, diversity and diversity of ideas, beliefs, languages and ethnicities, and considers the prosperity of Iran to be possible in the shadow of this diversity. This view defines Iranian identity in the shared sweet and bitter experience of the past and a vision for the future based on comprehensive cooperation. In this regard, Iran's past honors and history are emphasized on the basis of research and discovery of the truth, and in line with national pride based on past achievements and efforts for advanced Iranians in the future. It will also defend national interests in the region but will refrain from denying Iran's resources, supporting militant groups, and continuing to create tensions to create a regional "small empire".


Our nationalism is an inclusive nationalism. Due to its Islamist-ideological ideology and the insignificance of national interests, the Islamic regime has not only tried to weaken the Iranian and national identity but also to strike at the country's totalitarian will to secure its interests. In recent years, Iran's territorial integrity, especially in the maritime realm and the water borders, has become the victim of political bargaining between the Islamic State, especially China and Russia. We need to review all the agreements for the division of the Caspian Sea with the countries in the field of this sea, which has been concluded by the Islamic regime. A group of legal experts must examine all aspects of Iran's agreement with the former Soviet Union, as well as the new agreements signed. Also, the cancellation of contracts that the Islamic regime has signed without transparency and accountability with other countries on land, water and water interests, resources and borders. In the case of the Persian Gulf, Iran's full rights to water, biological (fishing) and fuel resources (gas resources) in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman must be restored, and Iran's ownership of the three components (small Tonb, large Tonb, and Abu Musa) must be restored. This should be emphasized, not only in terms of integration but also in terms of national and strategic interests.

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