Sectionalism is primary loyalty to one’s own state or geographic region of a country rather than to a larger state or nation. Sectionalism was prominent during the period of U.S. history that led to the secession of the Confederate states, located in the Southeast and Southwest, and the coming of the Civil War.
During WWII, the unique civilian organization did much to boost the morale of soldiers at home and abroad.
Acclaimed General Lloyd Fredendall lost his command after the debacle at the Battle of the Kasserine Pass.
The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, benefited from the firsthand observation of spies on Oahu.