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-> "''By ‘patriotism’ I mean devotion to a particular place and a particular way of life, which one believes to be the best in the world but has no wish to force on other people. Patriotism is of its nature defensive, both militarily and culturally. Nationalism, on the other hand, is inseparable from the desire for power. The abiding purpose of every nationalist is to secure more power and more prestige, not for himself but for the nation or other unit in which he has chosen to sink his own individuality.''"
-->-- ''George Orwell'', [[http://orwell.ru/library/essays/nationalism/english/e_nat#fnm_4 notes on Nationalism]]

[[PoliticalIdeologies Patriotism is an emotional attachment to one's perceived people(s) and homeland(s)]], though people have used the word differently over time and in various contexts. In the 20th century it was also understood as devotion to one's ''[[PoliticalIdeologies nation]]''(-state). How patriotism is portrayed in fiction oscillates between two poles.

'''Patriotism is Good'''

A patriot is a [[PoliticalIdeologies person first and a national second]] - they treasure their people, but would never do evil in their name [[MyCountryRightOrWrong if it could be helped]]. Individual people have personalities and worth of their own - nations don't. A nation is a collection of people, culture(s) and traditions under a form of government. It is not an individual in itself, at best seen as a collective of elements; only individual people are worthy of care.

Their 'patriotism' comes from a love of their people and way of life, as well as a deep concern for their welfare. They don't necessarily care about their country's image, only insofar as its honor is in relation to those living in it. They want their people to be prosperous and happy - and they will gladly sacrifice the former to ensure the latter. They hate war because of the death and trauma and suffering it entails, since they care about the people caught up in it and want to minimize the harm done to their loved ones and communities - even if that means war.

This is mostly a ForgottenTrope in modern media, though it fluctuates depending on the time period and place. It still pops up occasionally (often subverting nationalist ideas of what ''makes'' someone patriotic, ŕ la ''AFewGoodMen'', or the other attributes associated with patriotism, ŕ la ''ForrestGump''). MyCountryRightOrWrong usually tends to fall under here.

'''Patriotism is Bad'''

A patriot is a [[PoliticalIdeologies national first and a person second]] - they are loyal to their nation above all else, including their nation's people, and [[TheUnfettered there is no evil they would not do in its name]] (however [[DirtyBusiness reluctantly]] or [[KnightTemplar gladly]]). Nations have personalities and worth of their own - individual people don't. Nations in this case are seen as individuals. And as nations are the collective will of the people, only nations are worthy of care at the expense of those actually living in them.

Their 'patriotism' comes from a devotion to their nation and a deep concern for its strength and image relative to other nations. They don't care about their country's people or even their way of life, they just want their nation to be powerful and respected - and they will gladly sacrifice the former to ensure the latter. They love war because it is full of opportunities for their nation to gain power and glory, and because they don't care about the people caught up in it and just want to maximize their nation's gains [[WellIntentionedExtremist even to the point of extremes]] - which often means war. They will often [[TooDumbToLive greatly overestimate]] their nations abilities and end up BullyingADragon or [[TheAlliance causing several countries to gang up on them.]]

This is a very common trope in modern media thanks to the apotheosis of nationalism in the 20th century and the enduring strength of nationalism to this day. It is usually played straight and embodied by such characters as the SociopathicSoldier, ColonelKilgore, or GeneralRipper. They are often a TautologicalTemplar who believes that the actions of their country are [[CircularReasoning justified by virtue of being their country.]]

'''Patriotism is Good and Bad'''

Every now and then you get a mix, where the blowhard is genuinely loyal and commendable, despite his [[GoodIsNotNice enthusiasm]] [[NobleBigot for wars with other peoples]] - though [[GoldenMeanFallacy genocidal war-mongerers]] don't tend to feature in this category. On the other hand, [[PoliticalIdeologies the various strains of nationalism]] tend to lead writers to portray patriotism towards a certain state (i.e. their own) as good while [[MoralMyopia patriotism towards all others is bad.]] That portrayal is full of UnfortunateImplications and is an inherently BrokenAesop.

When done right, it can be respectful of other patriotisms and nationalism while providing a more nuanced take of the concept. Done poorly however, this can also be a source of MisplacedNationalism and FlameBait.

This basically becomes the [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism Sliding Scale of Patriotism vs Jingoism]].

These poles can and often do reflect the personal political philosophy of the writer (and, contrary to what the stereotypes would have one believe, being right-wing does not necessarily make one more jingoistic, nor does being left-wing necessarily make one less patriotic). We can observe, though, that there are sometimes direct relationships between the popularity of a war and the number of noble or oafish patriots portrayed, which leads to the idea that the trope is {{cyclic|Trope}}. The writer may just be putting up a character in response to the mood of the public. Of course, films like ''LionsForLambs'', which lambast the war they portray and yet were massive flops at the box office, provide a big counterpoint to that theory.

Regardless of the motives, the Super Patriot is often a GeneralRipper or the HeroOfAnotherStory.

CaptainGeographic often is like this.

It should be pointed out that this is far from being mainly an American idea, however, different cultures have different attitudes toward it. For example in [[BritishTellyTropes British television]], or in fact most other British media published after 1918, PatrioticFervour is pretty much ''always'' an unsympathetic trait, usually played for laughs. Where the line is drawn between regular patriotism and fervor is also very different; what classifies as normal patriotism in the U.S. would be seen as jingoism among most Germans, for example.

See MisplacedNationalism for the internet equivalent. See MyCountryRightOrWrong for when someone allows PatrioticFervor to convince themselves that aiding an evil leader is their "duty". See MyCountryTisOfTheeThatISting for artists who criticize their own country.
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!!Patriotism is Good

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* Half of the commercial spots for the Mexican beer ''Corona'' (Specially during any of the soccer tournaments that the Mexican soccer team plays) that are aired on national television. The other half consists on SceneryPorn with a dash of PatrioticFervor.
* Molson Canadian, who produced comercials like [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rc7qd8xdEs I Am Anthem]] and the ever-famous [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRI-A3vakVg I Am Canadian]].
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Daitetsu Kunikida from BlueSeed reeeeeaaaaally loves Japan.
* ''{{Heroman}}''. That's all that needs to be said, really.
* ''TheLegendOfKoizumi'' is made of this trope, Mahjong, and insane amounts of {{Hot Blood|ed}}.
* ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'', being powered by the CaptainEthnic trope, has a few of these.
** Chibodee Crockett is a one-man EagleLand who sees himself as a personification of the American Dream. He wants to win the Gundam Fight to prove to all the downtrodden Americans stuck on [[CrapsackWorld Earth]] that they can make it too, and seeing Americans use cheap underhanded tactics is a BerserkButton for him.
** George de Sand is a French knight [[RecycledInSpace in SPACE.]] His motivation for fighting ([[HotBlooded apart from the fight itself]]) is to bring honor and glory to France, he's dedicated himself to Princess Marie-Louise, and his family takes pride in still living on French soil rather than Neo-France's space colony.
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[[folder:Comics]]
* ''Comicbook/FreedomFighters'' has Uncle Sam, AnthropomorphicPersonification of the American Spirit, who is literally composed of this trope. No, really: his strength is [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve directly proportional to the faith of the American people in America and its ideals]], to the extent that [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly if nobody had any such faith he'd cease to exist]].
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[[folder:Film]]
* ''Film/ThreeHundred'': Only to be expected. After all, that was Sparta.
* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'': Puts less emphasis on Steve being a super-patriot and more on him being TheCape. He just wants to help people, and the costume and Hitler-punching persona is cooked up by a propaganda machine he'd be a lot happier without. The signs pointing to Steve's patriotism are mostly subtle, the most obvious one being his willingness to serve his country by any means, including the aforementioned propaganda. On the other hand, it's also mentioned that the Captain America persona ''did'' eventually grow on him. He also buys very heavily into the fixation with being the underdog that shows up a lot in American patriotism, so it's debatable.
* ''Film/IndependenceDay'': The president is a handsome young fighter pilot who helps save the world and gives a RousingSpeech about July 4th being Independence Day for the entire world, after [[AmericaSavesTheDay America Saved The Day]].
* ''OnceUponATimeInMexico'': The end plays this straight, with the Mariachi saving the Mexican president, and the entire city fighting a military group attempting a coup.
* ''Film/{{Revolution 1967}}'': This is going through the protesters, because one sign says "U.K. 51st State Of U.S.", and the U.K. would never willingly become a U.S.A. state.
* ''TigerCruise'': This {{Disney}} movie has lots of American patriotism, being a film about a [[YanksWithTanks US Navy]] MilitaryBrat work experience event aboard an aircraft carrier. It also happens to be about [[WarOnTerror 9/11]].
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[[folder:Literature]]
* A combination of PatrioticFervor and Daniel Webster's eloquence wins over the JuryOfTheDamned in ''TheDevilAndDanielWebster''.
* "[[AltumVidetur dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.]]" [[note]]"It is sweet and honorable to die for one's country."[[/note]] -[[AncientRome Horace]]
** The phrase was later used as the title of a poem by the WWI soldier and poet Wilfred Owen, deconstructing this sentiment.
* The poetry of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jessie_Pope Jessie Pope]], most famously ''[[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Who%27s_for_the_Game%3F Who's For The Game?]]'' Her career never really recovered after the First World War.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Creator/StephenColbert is as American as it gets. Artist Todd Lockwood described the page image (the art for a [[ExecutiveMeddling tragically rejected]] ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' TCG card) as "I am CaptainAmerica, and so can you!"
* Most of the main characters from ''Series/BabylonFive'', although they ''are'' largely a group of ambassadors. While these are the more subtle and serious form, Clarke's supporters in the Earth civil war plot are very much the loud kind.
* Sam the Eagle of ''TheMuppetShow'' runs on this trope.
* ''Series/{{JAG}}'': BackedByThePentagon
* Reality show ''Series/CountingCars'' is firmly in this camp; show star and shop owner Danny "The Count" Koker is the son of a Green Beret and is a huge supporter of the troops. He enjoys doing jobs for military causes, and will go all out on said projects.
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[[folder:Pinball]]
* Gottlieb's ''Pinball/SpiritOf76'' is completely marinated in this trope. Justified as the pinball was released to celebrate the United States Bicentennial.
* Similarly, Creator/{{Gottlieb}}'s ''Pinball/{{Rocky}}'' pinball is heavily decorated with the stars and stripes of the American flag, while the bumpers and targets are all red, white, or blue.
* ''Pinball/EvelKnievel,'' like [[UsefulNotes/EvelKnievel the stuntman himself,]] is awash in patriotic red, white, and blue stars and stripes.
* Creator/{{Bally}}'s ''Pinball/TheSixMillionDollarMan'' is predominately red and blue, accented with a bevy of white stars and an assortment of jet fighters.
* ''Pinball/HarlemGlobetrottersOnTour'' is awash in red, white, and blue stars and stripes.
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[[folder:ProfessionalWrestling]]
* The deeply patriotic American is a borderline StockCharacter. Wrestling/HulkHogan in his prime, though, exemplified this trope. When the Hulkster left WWE in 1993, Wrestling/LexLuger rather awkwardly took over his role as the AllAmericanFace.
* Wrestling/TheIronSheik and Wrestling/NikolaiVolkoff, whom he was VitriolicBestBuds with, showed that this trope wasn't limited to American patriotism. (Volkoff eventually became quite fond of the U.S. as a result of his HeelFaceTurn, and ironically found himself opposed to all-American {{Badass}} Wrestling/SgtSlaughter after Slaughter experienced a FaceHeelTurn and became an Iraqi sympathizer.)
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''FreedomForce'' - Minuteman and Liberty Lad are American-themed superheroes.
* This trope is the backstory for the Korean characters of the ''SoulSeries''. Hwang and Yun-Seong are soldiers in the Imperial Navy seeking Soul Edge in order to fight Japan and prove their national superiority. Seong Mi Na is trying to prove that females can be as capable soldiers as male recruits.
* Masakado for ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei''. He once was a samurai warlord who tried to overthrow the Emperor, and after his death, his spirit and devotion to the people proved so strong, he became a benevolent protector deity for the Tokyo area. The National Defense Divinities, a handful of Shinto gods, were likewise devoted enough to volunteer themselves into the local KaijuDefenseForce against invading demons.
* In ''VideoGame/TimeCrisis 4'', Captain William Rush is the very patriotic sidekick of the two VSSE agents assigned to the mission. He is quite upset to find out that the terrorists are [[WesternTerrorists a rebellious U.S. military unit]], and when he confronts one of their major figures, he lets his wrestling skills loose while he and his terrorist opponent exchange some pretty heated banter.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* JibJab studios released a video portraying President BarackObama as a {{Superman}}-esque super-hero, and as such, filled it to the brim with PatrioticFervor. The ending of the video in particular will make [[WeAllLiveInAmerica you]] want to salute the flag: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVFdAJRVm94&feature=related Check it out here]].
* Matt of ''WebVideo/TwoBestFriendsPlay'' loves to shout "America!" whenever he sees something patriotic. Or does something awesome. Or when he does something really stupid but thinks its awesome. This is despite the fact that he's actually a Canadian.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* [[WalkyVerse Shortpacked!'s]] RonaldReagan has the ability to break the legs of shoplifters through patriotic fervor, which also makes him immune to bullets.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* PlayedForLaughs in one scene in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' where Buzz Lightyear delivers a RousingSpeech to get the other toys to go with him to rescue Woody, with an American flag flying behind him. This would later MatchCut to the scene where Al falls asleep to the TV signing off as the National Anthem plays. [[http://movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=431289 Outside the U.S., this was changed to a multicolored globe with fireworks going off as a different piece of music from the movie's soundtrack plays.]]
* Zigzagged in ''G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero'': While the U.S. edition of the 80s-era cartoon goes hyper-patriotic in its opening credits, theme song and subtitle, the actual content had to keep its {{Eagleland}} Fervor somewhat less excessive, as the cartoon was also marketed internationally. Overseas, the Joes were depicted as a multinational anti-terrorist force, albeit one with a lot of proudly-American members.
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!!Patriotism is Bad

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* Played darkly in the Alabasta Arc of ''OnePiece'', in which BigBad [[MagnificentBastard Crocodile]] uses this to turn the people of the country of Alabasta against each other. He arranges events so that half of the population becomes convinced that the King is self-serving and out to [[AristocratsAreEvil ruin the country for his own benefit]], so they start a rebellion and go to war against the other half who remain loyal to the King. Crocodile's description of his plan?
-->'''Crocodile''': [[ManipulativeBastard The people's love for the country will be what destroys it.]]
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[[folder:Comics]]
* The difference in US and UK perceptions of apparent PatrioticFervor is the reason why CaptainBritain is pretty much unheard of in his 'home' country, considered equal parts sad and hilarious when people know he exists. Though this is likely due to the fact that his design (a strapping great big muscular guy emblazoned with the Union Flag) caters far more to the American tastes of what constitutes a hero. Brits far prefer their heroes a little more Byronic, cynical and witty -- which is why home-grown Franchise/JamesBond and Franchise/SherlockHolmes have always been so well received and are the UK's counterpart of patriotic characters.
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[[folder:Film]]
* Played with in ''Film/TheRock''.
-->'''[[GeneralRipper Gen. Hummel]]:''' "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." -- UsefulNotes/ThomasJefferson.
-->'''[[SeanConnery John Mason]]:''' "Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious," according to Creator/OscarWilde. [[IResembleThatRemark *Hummel pistol-whips him*]] Thank you for proving my point.
** That line about watering the Tree of Liberty with blood is one of the reasons the author of the Declaration of Independence may be seen as a bit of a {{jerkass}} -- it could be used to justify things like the French Terror.
* ''TeamAmericaWorldPolice'' [[PlayedForLaughs plays this for laughs]].
* The Deltas deploy this in ''AnimalHouse'' in order to deflect attention from the (accurate) charge that they supplied their underage pledges with alcoholic beverages and date-raped their female guests at a toga party. Eric Stratton argues that [[DontShootTheMessage it's unfair to railroad the entire Delta fraternity because of the actions of a few bad apples]]. [[InsaneTrollLogic After all, one might as well scapegoat institutions of higher learning in general for allowing such organizations to exist at all -- and, by extension, one might also condemn the United States of America for mismanaging its national educational system. And how dare you! That's unpatriotic!]] They then leave the room humming the national anthem.
* MishimaALifeInFourChapters: Mishima and Isao have this badly. [[spoiler: It doesn't end well for them.]]
* The TorturePorn film ''[[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-tNpVUSCoWEA/TsvCYG6YnWI/AAAAAAAAAjU/zfGU3DZ3o0M/s1600/territories-movie-poster-2010-1020700446.jpg Territories]]'' is about a pair of psychotic super patriot border agents who capture, imprison and torture anyone they deem a threat to America (fuck yeah!).
** The [[DuelingMovies same year]] saw the release of ''Film/{{Undocumented}}'', another film about psychotic super patriots killing anyone (but mostly illegal immigrants) they perceive as threats to 'Murrica.
* ''Film/UncleSam'', a slasher about the title character killing off the unpatriotic (flag burners, draft dodgers, sleazy lawyers, soldiers, and politicians, etc.) But in reality, he's not some super patriot vigilante, just a psycho who likes killing people.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* The ''ThirdRockFromTheSun'' episode "Red, White, & Dick" centered on the aliens discovering patriotism. In an effort to be as American as possible, Sally, Tommy, and Harry looked over the Declaration of Independence. They latched onto the phrase "all men are created equal" and ended up creating a DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything version of CommieLand. Meanwhile, Dick discovered that he was Canadian in his phony Earth identity and took the citizenship test (which is weird, since he was able to register to vote in the earlier episode "Dick the Vote").
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* A ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' strip had Paige claiming to be doing her Freedom homework (instead of "French homework"), to her mother's irritation.
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[[folder:ProfessionalWrestling]]
* [[ExaggeratedTrope Exaggerated]] with the {{Jerkass}} heel Wrestling/KurtAngle, who was so patriotic that he wore a starred and striped singlet and insulted ''Canadian'' people; and darkly subverted with Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield, who merely exploited patriotism as a vehicle to seize power.
* Rene Dupree showed French PatrioticFervor during 2003-2004 (which, [[RippedFromTheHeadlines if you'll remember the current events going on at the time]], was when there was a huge backlash against France due to their actively trying to undermine the invasion of Iraq). He was then joined by Rob Conway, an American turncoat "French sympathizer", forming the tag team La Resistance, and getting Heel heat not only from the fans but particularly Wrestling/JimRoss and Wrestling/JerryLawler ([[EvenEvilHasStandards despite Lawler being a heel]], or at least a JerkWithAHeartOfGold).
** A couple of years later, Sylvan Grenier - the third La Resistance member - became the self-appointed Ambassador of Quebec, a heel who kept telling people that Quebec was the best place in the world. This culminated in a Smackdown from Montreal, [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xaoush_sd-22-09-06-tatanka-vs-sylvan_sport where he got massive cheers]].
** Both Dupree and Grenier are actually Canadian, and after a while (perhaps to mitigate hostility among fans in France) they were billed as French-''Canadian'' jingoists. (For context, French-Canadians are often viewed by Anglo-Canadians with even more disdain than Mexican-Americans are viewed in the U.S.) Humorously, Rob Conway was also billed as a Canadian despite being from New Jersey.
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[[folder: Stand-Up Comedy]]
* Discussed by Creator/ChrisRock in ''Never Scared''. He discusses how after 9/11 and at the start of the Iraq War, Americans were extremely patriotic, and there was "accepted racism" towards French and Arabs.
-->'''Chris''': Then they went to, "I'm American, I'm American, fuck all these illegal aliens." Then I started listening, 'cause I know niggas and Jews is next
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* The computer, some of the rebellions, and a lot of the players in ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'' act on a twisted form of this trope.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}: LIBERTY PRIME IS ONLINE. ALL SYSTEMS NOMINAL. WEAPONS: HOT. MISSION: THE DESTRUCTION OF ANY AND ''ALL'' [[DirtyCommunists CHINESE COMMUNISTS]]. AMERICA WILL NEVER FALL TO COMMUNIST INVASION. EMBRACE DEMOCRACY OR ''YOU WILL BE'' '''ERADICATED!'''
* [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 The Soldier]] is often implied to suffer greatly from this in the ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' fandom. A number of his domination lines, though, cement his [[CrossesTheLineTwice hilariously]] over the top jingoism. The fact that he has a grasp on reality that can charitably be described as 'tenuous' only makes it that much funnier.
-->"Stars and Stripes beats Hammer and Sickle, LOOK IT UP." (Upon dominating the Heavy, a Russian)
-->"America wins again!" (When dominating the German Medic)
-->"Your white flag does not stop American bullets." (Dominating the Spy, supposedly French)
* The Jack Howitzer commercials in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'''s [[GTARadio radio]]. All of them satirical over-the-top parody jingoism.
-->'''Howitzer:''' I'm an American! AND YOU'RE NOT! SO F***ING DIE!
-->'''Narrator:''' [[LampshadeHanging Rated RP for 'Really Patriotic'.]]
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* Bandit Keith in ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' is a bizarre version of this, who "apparently likes to remind everyone that he's from America". Every other line that he speaks ends with him saying "in America!" or making references to being American. [[spoiler:In a bizarre twist, he's Canadian.]]
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[[folder:WebComics]]
* Parodied with "American Eagle" and "USA Patriot Act", two of the [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual metaprodigies]] at ''PS238'' school. As candidates to replace Freedom Fighter (the CaptainAmerica {{Expy}} of the PS238-verse) they constantly try to outdo each other in PatrioticFervor, to the bemusement and annoyance of their teachers and classmates:
-->'''American Eagle''': Good citizens, can you lend a fellow American assistance? I'm in search of Mr. Alloy's classroom. I wish to further my education in science, so that I might contribute to the innovation that makes our country a leader in the quest for knowledge!
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* On one episode of ''FamilyGuy'', Peter is swept up in a wave of pro-Americanism that ultimately leads to a crusade against immigrants, of which he, naturally, turns out to be one.
-->'''Peter (wearing a suit made of an American flag:''' This is how a patriot dresses.
-->'''Stewie:''' You look like the Statue of Liberty's pimp.
* Major Glory the Superhero from ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' who is a parody of CaptainAmerica and Comicbook/{{Superman}}.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' parodied this mercilessly in "Bart-Mangled Banner".
* And let's not get into ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''.
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[[folder: Anime & Manga]]
* [[NationsAsPeople America]] of ''AxisPowersHetalia'' is filled with PatrioticFervor and a passion for freedom and justice. But while it often makes him InnocentlyInsensitive and arrogant, it's also made clear that America acts this way because he [[HeroicWannabe genuinely believes]] his nation is good, and doesn't mean any harm by it.
** Of course, all the Nation-tans of ''Hetalia'' feel this way about their countries, since they ''are'' their counties; America is just the most open about it.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* While good ol' CaptainAmerica was originally conceived as essentially propaganda, over the years he's been developed and deconstructed in enough ways to remain sympathetic to foreigners and internationalists.
** Many of his contemporary counterparts like the U.S. Agent tend to represent the more extreme side of this trope.
* Parodied in ''PS238'': The universe's local CaptainPatriotic is getting up in the years, and both the Democratic and Republican party wants his successor to adhere to their party line. Thus, they push their own candidates, both of whom constantly try to out-patriotic the other on-screen. Did we mention both of said candidates are in primary school and none of their classmates understand anything of what they're doing?
* Played with in ''ComicBook/PowerAndGlory'': A-Pex is an all-American FlyingBrick hero with blonde hair, boyish good looks, and is an IdealHero -- but it's all a manufactured persona by the US government as a product of nationalist fantasy.
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[[folder:Film]]
* The second film in the ''{{Rambo}}'' series ''is'' this trope.
** The third film. Only than it's Afghani patriotism rather than American.
** Considering that Rambo pretty much disowns America at the end of the second film because he's disgusted by the government's attempt to cover up Vietnam still holding American [=POWs=], this trope may not apply to the ''Rambo'' films.
* Some of ''Film/ChariotsOfFire'' is about the difference between healthy patriotism and unhealthy. One of the best scenes shows athletes saluting each others flags and giving respect to each others patriotism in a spirit of [[WorthyOpponent comradeship-in-competition]] between idealistic youthful athletes. It gives the idea that for a short time the world was a fellowship of nations.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* In ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'' the nobles of Ankh-Morpork have an army consisting of officers with no experience leading troops with no training, yet they expect it to take no more than a day to defeat an army several times larger with years of experience. There's also little old ladies who try to shame the city's police officers for not abandoning their posts to join the army. The set-up is more than slightly reminiscent of the popular image of UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. The book takes its name from the rhyme (quoted in the book itself) that gave us the word "jingoism".
** Reg Shoe is another example from Literature/{{Discworld}}. In fact, when he actually GETS involved in a Revolution (in which nobody pays any attention to him), in the final battle that is the climax of ''Discworld/NightWatch'', Reg Shoe is killed by several crossbow bolts. His revolutionary fervor is so great that this doesn't stop him, and he only gets more enthusiastic as a zombie.
* ''Literature/SkippysList'' has examples:
--> 26. Never tell a German soldier that "We kicked your ass in World War 2!"
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Major Frank Burns on ''M*A*S*H'' was the quintessence of this trope. His [[TheMovie Movie]] version adds religious arrogance to the mix.
** Colonel Flagg (U.S. Army Counter-Intelligence Division), embodies a jingoistic, paranoid, "Americans are God" straw patriotism that is both funny and deeply disturbing at the same time.
*** During TheFifties it would not have been entirely unrealistic or entirely Straw to find Flagglike individuals in such a role. And in several other decades as well. And in RealLife they're even more disturbing.
** In contrast, Colonel Potter's patriotism is unquestionable, serious, and very downplayed. It's also proven by the fact he's on his third war, and still faithfully serving despite being old enough to have retired.
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[[folder:Music]]
* Music/FlandersAndSwann's "A Song of Patriotic Prejudice" is a parody of this.
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* American PatrioticFervor was the theme of the musical ''Strike Up the Band'', which had the U.S. starting a war with Switzerland over either cheese or chocolate.
* George M. Cohan's name was once all but synonymous with American PatrioticFervor.
* In the number "A Healthy, Normal American Boy" from ''Theatre/ByeByeBirdie'', PatrioticFervor is one device employed to avoid having to honestly answer questions about Conrad Birdie. His fan clubs also pledge their allegiance "to Conrad Birdie and the United States of America, both indivisible with liberty and justice for all."
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* ''MetalWolfChaos'': President Wilson covers both poles: [[TautologicalTemplar he's apparently convinced he can do anything because he's the American president,]] but uses this power to single-handedly defend his country's '''[[HotBlooded BURNING FREEDOM]]!!!''' which is universally badass. Apparently, the Japanese think Americans defeat their enemies through ''hot blooded Patriotism''!
* ''Franchise/StreetFighter'''s Zangief is the poster boy for this trope. AND MOTHER RUSSIA!!
** Guile is a subversion. He gives off this vibe, but only makes a couple of quotes about being a man and nothing about being an American. He has an American flag tattoo to mirror patches worn on soldier uniforms, and his backstory is all about finding a missing friend from the military, as opposed to Zangief who usually fights FOR RUSSIA.
* Played with in the case of Ulysses of ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas''. In the Old World Blues DLC, you can hear him speak of how he still believes in America despite having been wiped out two centuries ago and his most distinctive physical trait is his [[WearingAFlagOnYourHead jacket]] with the Fallout setting's version of the stars and stripes. In ''Lonesome Road'' however, it's shown that he has a disdain for all the major factions of the Mojave and [[spoiler:plans to wipe them out using the nukes of The Divide.]] Nonetheless, it seems that while he is a devoted patriot, [[DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife he has no "homeland" to devote himself to]], having long since [[DefectorFromDecadence deserted Caesar's Legion]] and [[spoiler:having his would-be home ending up destroyed by the unwitting hands of the Courier.]]
* "[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]] is for the Nords!"
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* ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld'':
** Inverted with modern day [[TheWoobie Germany]], who's afraid to wave his flag too much for fear of his people becoming too prideful (because [[NaziGermany bad things happen]]), and even freaked out when he realized his shirt was a flag.
** This is played straight with the main Scandinavian trio, though, since they see the flags as a symbol of joy and happiness, and like waving them around for their birthdays. Or in this case Germany's.
** Taken to extremes with [[{{Eagleland}} America]], who has been shown to distrust every single other country. [[CanadaEh Even his own hat.]]
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