I’m proud to be an American, despite any number of flaws that detractors could point out. Cradle of democracy, land of the free, high standard of living, etc…we Americans have plenty to be proud of.
That got me thinking though… what are the sources of OTHER countries national pride? Former empires (UK, France, Spain, Russia) seem like a no brainer. China is an up-and-comer. Greece and Italy of course trace back to antiquity, and have centuries of history and culture. But I’m mostly wondering about the smaller/less well known countries of the world (Burkina Faso, Eritrea, Andorra, Tajikistan, etc).
Surely residents of these countries are swelling with national pride (First to do, best at, known for, etc) What brings a tear to their eye as their national anthem plays?
Please no judgements of whether or not something is worthy of being proud of.