Eco-nationalism

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Eco-nationalism (or ecological nationalism) is the belief that a country should not use any foreign energy source, and should instead make their own clean energy. Eco-nationalism could also be a belief that a country's native species and landscapes are a part of it's cultural identity, and should be protected.[1]

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Eco-nationalist ideas were used in Estonian, Lithuanian and Ukrainian independence movements in the 1980's. Supporters were particularly against nuclear energy.[2]

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  1. Ginn, Franklin (2008). "Extension, Subversion, Containment: Eco-Nationalism and (Post)Colonial Nature in Aotearoa New Zealand". Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 33 (3): 335–353. https://www.jstor.org/stable/30131222. 
  2. Dawson, Jane (12 August 1996). Eco-Nationalism: Anti-Nuclear Activism and National Identity in Russia, Lithuania, and Ukraine. Duke University Press Books. ISBN 0822318377.