This notion is often the result of the distorted train of thought that is hydraulic thinking, which falsely claims that a nation can only be successful at the expense of another. Rather paradoxically, is in fact the exact behaviour of anti-patriotic and anti-nationalist globalists, who label nationalism as aggressive, while simultaneously warmongering imperialistically all over the globe, largely for the purposes of international capitalism. Since its initial conception as a political idea, the nation-state has developed and been proven to be a well-functioning institution. However, what we must not allow to happen is the misinterpretation of the renaissance of nationalist politics as a rejection of wider European consciousness.
The advancement of the nationalist ideology through the working with other parties internationally is thus rather an apodictic necessity. This also becomes clear when one takes a brief look back through the history of Europe. The greatest common threats to which the European peoples and their nation-states were exposed to in the past were more often than not warded off by resolute joint action between a number of different European nations. The challenges facing the European Occident in the 21st century also require such resolute joint action between the different peoples and nations of Europe.