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Patriotism is a national sentiment which emphasises on the aspects of loyalty and love to the nation. To defend the nation's sovereignty and willingness to give up one's life by fighting for the nation are manifestations of patriotism of the highest level that exists in the heart of loyal a citizen.
The spirit of patriotism is vital in every citizen of an independent nation. How independence was achieved by different countries varies and achieving it is not something that easy. Thus, the passion for the country is the underpinning foundation to ensure that the country remains free and independent from any form of colonialism.
The post-independence era displayed a high spirited love for the country among the people of Malaysia. Through education, people of various ethnic groups studied history and civics subjects to nurture and nourish their spirit of love for their homeland.