- Nov 2010
Of course you don't, see Steve V's post belowHe wouldn't--hence my point that one didn't need to be a Nazi to be a German nationalist.
The Oxford Dictionary definition defines a nationalist as one who supports his/her nation to the exclusion of other nations.
A second definition is one who promotes the independence of his/her country.
nationalist | Definition of nationalist in English by Oxford Dictionaries.
It could fit many people. It doesn't mean they are Nazis which is shorthand for a specific historic German political party that no longer exists. (Even though "Nazi" comes from the first word (National) of the party's name.)