Fatherland is the nation of one's "fathers", "forefathers" or "patriarchs". It can be viewed as a nationalist concept, insofar as it relates to nations. (Compare to motherland and homeland.)

Read more about Fatherland:  Groups That Refer To Their Native Country As A "fatherland", English Usage and Nazi Connotations

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Fatherland - English Usage and Nazi Connotations
... usage of the term "Vaterland" (which in fact never existed), the direct English translation "fatherland" featured in news reports associated with Nazi Germany and in domestic anti-Nazi propaganda during ... one is translating literally from a foreign language where that language's equivalent of "fatherland" does not bear Nazi connotations ... In most European countries it is still the norm to use the term "fatherland" and many would be offended if it was in any way compared with Nazism ...

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    A state always calls itself fatherland when it is ready for murder.
    Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921–1990)