I have found that in nationalism there is an underlying questions of belonging, you belong to a group or in a group, being ethnic or social, depending on your definitions. Many people think of the country in which they were born as the place that they belong and that place is also where they find the culture they most identify with, but is it always the case the birth is a criteria for belonging? This is an interesting article about someone who felt she belonged in India more than the UK, even though she was born in the UK and lived there most of her life. She says in the article that she always felt like India was home and that she belonged there, she also places emphasis on feeling like she “looked” like the people in India, which helped her to feel that she belonged there.
Where do you feel that you belong?