The cities and guilds of Flanders were united by wars of independence against France and Burgundy. Such nationalism would prove a model for nation-states of the future, as well as boost the production capabilities of Guild Halls, which allows powerful armies of pikemen, handgunners, and beguines to be marshalled faster.
Technology Statistics[edit | edit source]
Available to: Flanders
Researched at: Castle
Effect: Guild Hall units are created 50% faster
Historical Background[edit | edit source]
Nationalism involves a strong identification of a group of individuals with a political entity defined in national terms, i.e. a nation. Often, it is the belief that an ethnic group has a right to statehood, or that citizenship in a state should be limited to one ethnic group, or that multinationality in a single state should necessarily comprise the right to express and exercise national identity even by minorities.
It can also include the belief that the state is of primary importance, or the belief that one state is naturally superior to all other states. It is also used to describe a movement to establish or protect a homeland (usually an autonomous state) for an ethnic group. In some cases the identification of a national culture is combined with a negative view of other races or cultures.