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There is no reason for it. National Pride is just, well, stupid. You are proud of things other people have done and where you have had no participation in whatsoever.
And because I love quotes:
A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours. ~William R. Inge
I am not an Athenian or a Greek, I am a citizen of the world. ~Socrates
Borders are scratched across the hearts of men
By strangers with a calm, judicial pen,
And when the borders bleed we watch with dread
The lines of ink across the map turn red.
~Marya Mannes, Subverse: Rhymes for Our Times, 1959