Nationalism in 19th Century Europe

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19th century Europe an age of nationalism David Perez Period: 7 4/23/12 Nationalism was an important factor in the development of Europe in the 19th century. During this time period, nationalism swept through Europe transforming the countries of the continent. What makes nationalism this most powerful force of Europe during this time was the creation of new nations such as Germany and Italy which were formed by uniting smaller states with a common national identity. Nationalism affected every nation in this time period in one form or another. All in all nationalism would create change throughout Europe and overall it would learn that nationalism is force to be reckoned with even to this day. Because of nationalism’s power to unite people under a common cause we are now able to see its effects such as creation new nations. Two new nations that arose in Europe at this time were Germany and Italy which would become major powers in Europe especially Germany. This spirit of nationalism binds the diverse people of a nation into a strong bond. These bonds help people to fight for independence or to rally against a tyrant. Whatever the case might be Nationalism imparts extraordinary courage and boldness to ordinary men and women. This can be seen in Ireland, Greece, Serbia and Hungary. These peoples felt that they deserved to be independent and due to that they either got independence like Greece or got one step closer to their goal like Hungary who gained
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