Meaning of Nationalism

Government S.S.S 2 Third Term


Meaning of Nationalism

Performance Objectives

Student should be able to:

 1. Explain the meaning of Nationalism

 2. Discuss the factors that led to the rise and growth of Nationalism in Nigeria

 3. Discuss the effects of Nationalism on Nigeria

 4. Mention some long nationalist leaders in Nigeria and their contributions to nationalism.


This is the form of unity which grows out of historical experience. It sense of oneness that emerges from social groups, trying to control their destiny, environment and to defend their interest against competing groups.

Factors that led to the rise and growth of Nationalism in Nigeria.

1. The discriminatory attitude of the Europeans to Nigerians

There was radical discrimination in employment leading to limited opportunities for Nigerians.... View More

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