Greater nation type

The approach of the greater nation group is mostly visible in the way all four manifestos justified the policies they proposed. The most rightful cause and also reason for implementation of the policy or measure is its positive effect on the Hungarian nation.  To put it in other words: the well-being of the Hungarian nation was the moral value through which one should consider one's acts. This approach had a decisive influence on the policies and measures chosen by the political parties. But let us first take a look at the reason why this is so and how the documents of the greater nation group portrayed the  Hungarian nation. The nation and its identity is not primarily dependent on the characters, values and achievements of living Hungarians. Rather it poses certain essential characteristics which are represented by and inherent to all members of the Hungarian nation. These characteristics were shaped throughout the centuries by the common history of the Hungarian Kingdom and by the homeland where most Hungarians lived for the last  thousand years. Hungarian soil and way of life were so important for the nationalist parties that they even called for the prohibition of selling Hungarian soil to  foreigners. Christianity and its values also had a defining influence on the character of the Hungarian nation. Affiliation to Christianity and to the Christian moral code is especially stressed by MDF, which suggested that even if the state is officially secular it does not mean that the government could not be affiliated with the Christian church.

Since there is an inherent moral value in the promotion and cultivation of the nation, nationalist manifestos considered the state and its government to be morally obliged to pursue these values. The state primarily represents its constituting nation and because of that it should preferentially take care of its wellbeing.  National identity as it was defined above should be strengthened among the citizens of the state. For this purpose, nationalist parties are willing to use state resources and even model them in order to achieve this goal. In this respect all available state resources should be used for the education system, through public media and diplomacy, to the armed forces