Kellen Smutz

Title: The Making of a Contemporary Scot: a Glimpse Into Scottish Nationalism

Abstract: Scotland, a country of the United Kingdom on the island of Great Britain, retains a conscious and collective memory of national independence. Linguistic discrepancies of written histories and the failed early conquering of English royalty built upon this pronounced sentiment. Although a treaty in the 1700s unified the countries of Scotland, England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, the forced marriage did little to disrupt the nostalgia for an independent land. Scottish nationalism is alive and well — thanks to long-standing propaganda, independence referendums, economic incentives driving further political power, and a present-day romanticism for Highland culture.

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