NCERT Solutions for Class 11 Political Science Political Theory Chapter 7

Nationalism Class 11

Chapter 7 Nationalism Exercise Solutions

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Exercise : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 110

Q1 :  

How is a nation different from other forms of collective belonging?


Answer :

Nation is, to a great extent, an 'imagined community' held together by the collective beliefs, aspirations and imaginations of its members. It is based on certain assumptions like shared beliefs, common history, common territory, shared political ideals and common political identity that people construct about the collective whole with which they identify themselves. Unlike family its members are not linked with face-to-face relation. It is different from clans and other kinship groups as it is not based common descent. It is different from any lingual group as it is not based on a common language nor is it like a religious group as it does not share any common religion.

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Q2 :  

What do you understand by the right to national self-determination?

How has this idea resulted in both formation of and challenges to nation-states?


Answer :

Right to national self-determination means seeking the right by cultural groups to govern themselves and determine their future development as a nation.

The idea of national self-determination led to the formation of nation-state. As in case of Europe after First World-War, the countries were formed on the basis of culture they shared. It helped these groups to determine their future development path and to govern themselves.

This idea is also a challenge to the formation of nation-state as it is impossible to have one culture in a nation-state. It is impossible to ensure that each cultural group could achieve political independence and statehood. Examples for the same could be the mass migrations that took place after the re-organisation of state boundaries in Europe to maintain cultural homogeneity.

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Q3 :  

We have seen that nationalism can unite people as well as divide them, liberate them as well generate bitterness and conflict”. Illustrate your answer with examples.

Neither descent, nor language, nor religion or ethnicity can claim to be a common factor in nationalisms all over the world. Comment.


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Q4 :  

Illustrate with suitable examples the factors that lead to the emergence of nationalist feelings.


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Q5 :  

How is a democracy more effective than authoritarian governments in dealing with conflicting nationalist aspirations?


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Q6 :  

What do you think are the limitations of nationalism?


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