NATIONALISM is one of significant subjects and debates in the real politics.
It is a sense that stirs group of human beings in particular territory, which share many similarities and experiences among them, to unite themselves and to form a distinct supra-organization called state. In practice, nationalism is used for the first time as a political banner in the resistance and anti-colonial movement. After that, it is used in many ways, from the political arena to the sport fields.
As a political banner of the resistance movement in modern world, nationalism movement meets its goal following a very severe political turbulence and crisis in one existing polity. After the First World War, for instance, the Ottoman severely lost many of its territory in the Middle East and the Central Asia where the people in those regions found them, culturally and historically, were different with the Turks, and were different among each other’s. Or, following the end of the Second World War, many colonized countries in Asia and Africa, proclaimed their independence from colonizers. The last significant wave of nationalism happened following the downfall of the Soviet Union and socialist block in Eastern Europe at the end of the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s. As much as 17 new countries emerged following the end of the Soviet Union and at least sevens new states proclaimed their independence following the collapse of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.