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Hello to all our subscribers and guests,
We had a great discussion last month about the role we expect 2020 to play in the history of nationalism. Thank you to all who contributed and we look forward to an equally invigorating conversation in October. This month we are continuing to think of examples we're seeing around the world this year when we ask:
What is the relationship between nationalism and militarism? How have we seen nationalism contribute to the militarization of societies, and what role does nationalism play in increasing military power or the militarization of domestic forces? Conversely, are there examples of nationalisms that halt or reverse the militarization process? Can militarization be caused by the breakdown of nationalisms?
As always we look forward to reading your thoughts on this tough but important question. Please spread the series far and wide, including to your students! We value all contributions and would love to welcome a new generation of scholars to H-Nationalism.
Simon Purdue -- Network Editor