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Moderate nationalism is a moderate version of nationalism. It is less demanding than classical nationalism and has several subtypes such as civic nationalism (also known as liberal nationalism). Moderate nationalism is similar to patriotism, although they remain different, as moderate nationalism is still focused on cultural and ethnic issues while patriotism puts more value on forming a civic community and being loyal to the state.
Moderate nationalism has had a relevant role in the history of Irish nationalism and Indian nationalism.
Some American opinion articles have also called for the adoption of moderate nationalism by the society of the United States of today.