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Word of the week – jingoism


jingoism   • \JING-goh-is-uhm\  •  noun

Extreme chauvinism or nationalism marked especially by a belligerent foreign policy

Example Sentence:

Albert Einstein was a pacifist who found German jingoism, with its ultra-nationalistic ideology and militaristic policy, so objectionable that he left his homeland in 1933, never to return.

Did you know?

“Jingoism” originated during the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878, when many British citizens were hostile toward Russia and felt Britain should intervene in the conflict. Supporters of the cause expressed their sentiments in a music-hall ditty with this refrain.

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