Advantages And Disadvantages Of Unified Empires

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Often, those who have strong feelings of nationalism share “a common language, common culture, and common history,” as the text says on page 532. So, for such empires as Austria-Hungary and Russia who had a very multiethnic, multireligious population, mass nationalism posed many challenges. Rather than leading to unified empires as it did in Germany and Italy, nationalism brought division to the empires of Astro-Hungary and Russia.
When referring to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the text makes the following statement: “In both Hungarian and the Austrian halves of the dual state, Czechs, Poles, and other Slavs now began to clamor for their own power-sharing ‘compromise’ or autonomous national homelands.” Though most Austrians and many Hungarians

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