The Seven Rules of Nationalism, by David C.Pugh


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The Seven Rules of Nationalism, by David C.Pugh


THE SEVEN RULES OF NATIONALISM

1. If an area was ours for 500 years and yours for 50 years, it should
belong to us - you are merely occupiers.

2. If an area was yours for 500 years and ours for 50 years, it should
belong to us - borders must not be changed. 

3. If an area belonged to us 500 years ago but never since then, it
should belong to us - it is the Cradle of our Nation. 

4. If a majority of our people live there, it must belong to us - they
must enjoy the right of self-determination. 

5. If a minority of our people live there, it must belong to us - they
must be protected against your oppression. 

6. All the above rules apply to us but not to you. 

7. Our dream of greatness is Historical Necessity, yours is Fascism. 


Formulated by David C.Pugh 

Norwegian Refugee Council


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