What does romantic nationalism mean?

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What does romantic nationalism mean?

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Romance in this context is essentially equivalent to Fantasy. So it means a degree of nationalism that attributes fantastic or even Supernatural ideas to the country in question. If you believe that the United States is not just a really good country, but is chosen by God to be the leading country in the world, then you are a romantic nationalist.

Its only looking at your country/nation from the good side, and presenting it in a borderline fantastical way. It also emphasizes the unique and characteristic aspects of the country/nation