Bavarian national pride

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Regional identities are resurgent in Europe, with independence movements gaining political momentum in Scotland and Catalonia. To what extent are these cases outliers, or do they represent a revival of regional nationalism across Europe? Bavaria is a fascinating case of a region with a strong national identity, but which has accepted its political place inside the German Federal Republic.

The undergraduate students in the Nationalism class that I taught this past semester all prepare a 10 minute i-movie on a topic of their choosing. Marc Whittington made this presentation exploring the nature of Bavarian identity: