Why does it seem that Northwest Europeans are less ethnocentric?
My hypothesis, in contrast to MacDonald’s thesis about “primordialist individualism,” is something I have written about before, and will summarize again here. Northwest Europe is that part of Europe most geographically distant from non-Europe. Therefore, in the ethnogenesis of Northwest European ethnies, and throughout most of the histories of those peoples, group conflicts were almost always with other Europeans; in contrast, in the ethnogenesis and histories of Southern and Eastern European ethnies, conflicts occurred not only with other Europeans but frequently with Afro-Asiatic, non-European peoples. Thus, Northwest European ethnoracial evolution and ethnocultural identity occurred in the context of viewing other Europeans as “the other,” while for Southern and Eastern Europeans, group evolution and identity occurred primarily in the context of Afro-Asiatic aliens, peoples from other continents, other races, and other civilizations, as “the other.”
This can explain why Northwest Europeans tend to reserve their greatest hostility toward other Europeans while oozing with the milk of human kindness toward Coloreds, while Southern and Eastern Europeans tend to have, relatively speaking, a less sanguine view of the World of Color. This explanation seems to be more robust than MacDonald’s, which struggles to explain why “individualistic” Scandinavians are actually "Law of Jante" conformist collectivists. In my hypothesis, individualism vs. collectivism is secondary; instead, the main question is: Against what outgroup has been the historical force of selective pressure?
So, it is not so much that Northwest European are much less ethnocentric, but that whatever ethnocentrism they do have usually targets other Europeans (as White ethnics in Der Movement are well aware), and does not focus too much on Coloreds - the latter being the real problem in White nations and the problem against which Northwest Europeans seemingly cannot generate much resistance to. Now, other Europeans are, for the most part, not really resisting either, but here we are talking about relative degrees of resistance. All Europeans are not doing well, but some are worse than others.