19th Century Liberalism

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In 1814 the congress of Vienna set the stage for the age of ideology. The age of ideology provided 3 emerging ideologies of liberalism, nationalism, and socialism. Although liberalism, nationalism, and socialism. Although nationalism, socialism, and liberalism have the same common goal to create a unified Europe, they contradict each other on account of their beliefs. Nationalism made itself prominent during the 19th century while the continent attempted to maintain peace. Before explaining its impact on European history, it is best to explain the belief system itself. Nationalism is the ideology that people of a similar nationality or culture should unite in their culture and beliefs. Their political beliefs are that each political group should have political autonomy, as well as a tendency to favor liberal or democratic ideals. Along with shared political views, nationalists tended to unite with the economic views with liberals. The religious views of a nationalist are simply the religious views of the persons commonly shared heritage. An example of nationalism during the 19th century would be the revolutions of 1848 and the events prior to this historical event. The revolutions of 1848 stemmed from nationalists in Austria wanting to unite. This was a problem…show more content…
Liberalists had an overall belief that people should have all natural rights of life, liberty, and property. Their economic beliefs consisted of a laissez-faire approach to the economy. An example of liberalism in 19th century Europe is the Frankfurt Assembly during the Revolutions of 1848. During the Frankfurt Assembly, German liberals gathered to try and unify Germany under a liberal constitutional monarchy. This attempt of the liberal politicians to unify Germany shows just how each ideology had a common goal to unify the country, and that their beliefs would be the key to achieving this
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