Top Ten Most Influential Figures in NationalismThis is not a praise list, just a list about influential figures in history, but not praise.
One of the most evil people on the list. Nazi means National Socialist, they used Nationalism and non-Marxist socialism to gain power. He is why the term nationalist gets a lot of flak. He is a supremacist nationalist or chauvinist which is the idea of superior race and nation. Plain Nationalism is just prioritizing your country first.
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Again, another horrible person, but you can not deny his historical significance. Mussolini and Italy are the original fascists. Fascism at the time was the alternate to Marxian socialism and Capitalism.
Ideologically a Marxist–Leninist and Cuban nationalist, he also served as the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba from 1961 until 2011. Fidel was a major figure in National Liberation which most left wing nationalists were a part of in the 20th century.
He really did have the best ideas, and if you didn't agree, he killed you.
Another brutal historical figure. While he fought the Chinese Nationalists led by Chiang Kai Shek, Mao was also a nationalist, but with communist economics. In other words, the Chinese civil war was a war between two nationalist figures. Mao along with other leaders on this list are proof that while nationalism is popular among right wingers, it is not rare to find it with the left either, it is just usually in the east.
Pure tyrannical indeed
(1860–1904), Jewish Austrian-Hungarian journalist, playwright, writer, and political activist. He founded the political form of Zionism, a movement to build a Jewish homeland in Palestine.
The one who added Putin in this list is certainly has no any idea who Putin is and how Putin's Russia works.
In fact, Putin has banned all Russian nationalism. It is no secret that the national question is acute in Russia. The percentage of so-called "ethnic" crimes committed by representatives of non-Russian nationalities is very high. It is forbidden to talk about this in the media behind the scenes. Any criticism of the national issue is prohibited and punishable by law in accordance with the notorious article 282 of the Russian Criminal Code, the so-called "Russian Article" (because in fact it only applies to Russians). A very large part of the criminal prosecution for comments on the Internet, likes and reposts (yes, that's how Putin's Russia works) falls on the violation of this article. At the same time, representatives of these national minorities (which I deliberately do not name) can talk absolutely everything about Russians, without fear of any punishment, for ...more
There is one leader that attracts nationalists from both the right and the left and that is Putin. Putin has made Russian nationalism rise and supports nationalist governments and movements in other countries.
China's other major nationalist leader along Mao and Deng. Xi is the other leader like Putin that obtains support from many nationalists. He has even called on Chinese youth to embrace Chinese nationalism.
(1868–1923), German poet, playwright, journalist, and political activist. In 1919, Eckart was one of the founders of the DAP, which became the NSDAP in 1920. From 1921 to 1923, he was the chief editor of the party newspaper "Völkischer Beobachter". He was Adolf Hitler's first political mentor.
(Died 1974), Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and Arab nationalist who played a key role in Arab resistance to Zionism. During his meeting with Hitler in 1941, he assured that the Arabs "were Germany's natural friends because they had the same enemies as had Germany, namely the English, the Jews, and the Communists".
(1863–1938), the leading Italian writer in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. On 12 September 1919, he occupied with a force of Italian nationalist irregulars the city of Fiume. On 8 September 1920, he proclaimed the birth of the "Reggenza Italiana del Carnaro" (Regency of Carnaro) with himself as "Comandante" (Commander). At the end of December, he surrendered the city to the Italian Navy. The proto-fascist constitution and his style of leadership inspired Benito Mussolini, who adopted the balcony address and the Roman salute.
(1805–1872), Italian journalist and political activist, a champion of the movement for Italian unity known as the Risorgimento.
(1827–1891), a noted German orientalist. He promoted anti-Semitism and anti-Slavism and called for a German national religion. His ideas were highly influential on Nazi ideologist Alfred Rosenberg. Hitler studied his "Deutsche Schriften" (German Essays) thoroughly in the 1930s.
(1769–1860), German historian, writer, and poet. One of the main founders of German nationalism and a committed opponent of Napoleonic dominance over Germany. His anti-French statements were used in both World Wars.
Gaddafi was an Arab Nationalist leader who advocated for the Third International Theory. This is a mix of Arab Nationalism, Islam, and Socialism.
North Korea is perhaps the most nationalistic communist country ever. It is not hard to see why. All three of the Kims belong here, however, I placed Kim Il Sung as he was the first of the three.