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What is Chauvinism? Tracing the Term from the Legendary Nicolas Chauvin to Misogyny

April 21, 2019 - General
Napoleon's Return from Elba, by Charles Auguste Guillaume Steuben. Napoleon walk between the two forces and said if they were to kill their emperor; they were to do it now. Chauvinism was originally a term applied to veteran soldiers who served under Napoleon

In the modern world, a chauvinist is a person who has “excessive or prejudiced support for one’s own cause, group, or sex”. Before this, the word ‘chauvinism’ had a narrower scope, and was used specifically to indicate an “excessive or aggressive patriotism”. 


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