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    Whats the difference between nationalism and nationhood?

    I'm trying to say that I'm interested in Scottish nationhood. Ie the creation of Scotland, both the character of it and the political creation and setting of boundaries?
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    Nationhood is about the creation of a distinctive group. Nationalism is a political ideology concerning itself with attaching political status to that group.

    In many ways, the two concepts overlap. Being so arbitrary a tag, the concept of a nation existing is often only considered when there is a political nationalist movement attached to it, however small.

    One could say there was a evolving Scottish nationhood, but it was a very gradual process which followed political developments such as the Royal union between the Gaelic Scots and the Picts.
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    (Original post by L i b)
    Nationhood is about the creation of a distinctive group. Nationalism is a political ideology concerning itself with attaching political status to that group.

    In many ways, the two concepts overlap. Being so arbitrary a tag, the concept of a nation existing is often only considered when there is a political nationalist movement attached to it, however small.

    One could say there was a evolving Scottish nationhood, but it was a very gradual process which followed political developments such as the Royal union between the Gaelic Scots and the Picts.

    Thanks a lot, that seemed pretty clear! SO when the Dal raida/Scot King Kenneth MacAlpin took over Pictish Royal throne in 684, and Pictland and Dal raida were united, this was a significant step towards scottish nationhood? (despite scottish nationalism being absent)
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    (Original post by Athelstan)
    Thanks a lot, that seemed pretty clear! SO when the Dal raida/Scot King Kenneth MacAlpin took over Pictish Royal throne in 684, and Pictland and Dal raida were united, this was a significant step towards scottish nationhood? (despite scottish nationalism being absent)
    Yep. Nationalism and nationhood followed political developments. Constantine II's reign might be of significant interest too.
 
 
 
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