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Jingoism

Jingoism – Aggressive “patriotism”, the equivalent of Fr. chauvinisime. The term derives from the popular musical-hall song by G.W.Hunt which appeared at the time of the Russo-Turkish War(1877-78) when anti-Russian feeling ran high in Britain. ” We don’t want to fight, but by jingo if we do,”…….. The Russophobes became know as Jingoes and a noisy war mongering policy has been labelled jingoism ever since.