The complexity of this term is due to time evolution. These differences have occurred both within specific scholarly disciplines and among different disciplines,  varying for instance among scholars focusing on different regions and different historical periods. Each scholar appears to have his own uniqueness and insight to this is, however, these definitions tend to pertain to one certain part of nationalism. Again, Alter says, "It can suggest emancipation, and it often means oppression potential issues as well as opportunities (Alter, 1994). " Nationalism is comparable to patriotism, with the two sharing certain characteristics such the celebration of a nations achievements by its citizens. ” ASM IB History 1.