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CHAUVINISM

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Originally appearing in Volume V06, Page 20 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CHAUVINISM, a term for unreasonable and exaggerated patriotism, the French equivalent of " Jingoism." The word originally signified idolatry of Napoleon, being taken from a much-wounded veteran, Nicholas Chauvin, who, by his adoration of the emperor, became the type of blind enthusiasm for national military glory.
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