Naval nationalism can encourage expansionist maritime policies, which can force acquisitions that are not informed by strategic interests and that ultimately undermine security and contribute to unnecessary and costly great-power conflict.
Ross, Robert S.
"Nationalism, Geopolitics, and Naval Expansionism From the Nineteenth Century to the Rise of China,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 71
, Article 4.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol71/iss4/4