The Causes And Consequences Of Nationalism

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Nationalism is a belief, creed or political ideology that involves an individual identifying with, or becoming attached to, one's nation, country and government. Nationalism takes place in almost every country, as nations feed off the image of themselves being more capable and powerful. It affected most nations and countries and then which led to conflict and war. Most nations take extreme pride in their country therefore thinking they are superior and better than the rest. The term Nationalism is mainly used to interpret two thoughts, the emotion or feeling that the population of a nation have when they take notice about their countries identity and who they are, or the actions and words that the population of a country take when seeking to…show more content…
This lack of recognition about a European war and Nationalism caused by its emergent hazards is explainable. Excluding the Crimean War that took place from 1853- 1856 and the Franco-Prussian War 1870-1871, the 19th century was a term of qualified peace for all the people of Europe. In Germany, France and England, the population had endured short yet victorious colonial skirmishes, fought against less advanced opponents in far away places. With the oddity of France, beaten by the Prussians in 1871, no major European state had went through military defeat for more than half a century. The arms race, which was a competition between states to see who could obtain the most advanced weapons and men, and the growth of new military technology furthered this aura of invincibility and superiority. The British thought their naval power (navy), supplied with the economic power of the empire, would secure victory in any conflict or war. The Germans placed great hope in their policy of armament, their expanding fleet of ships and Prussian military training and effectiveness. The Schlieffen plan was arranged by the German, which in the end resulted successfully, taking over Belgium and
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