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National Movement and Its Ideological Discourse and Political Legacies

Introduction

An ideology plays a very crucial role in any national movement. The active participation and level of immense sacrifice in the mass movement is shaped by ideological commitment based on the understanding of the cause of the social condition. Ideologies provide an important psychological and emotional base from which individuals can derive meaning and significance for their own participation in a changing society. Thus, an ideology provides a framework within which the individual may orient himself to others in an emotionally satisfying manner. It creates common beliefs and attitudes among the political elite as well as masses, uniting different groups within ...

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