The Factors For The Rise Of Nationalism In Europe

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The concept of ‘Nationalism’ defined as a feeling of oneness or enthusiasts for a particular society or state on the basis of common and shared identity. In Europe, this concept of nationalism was emerged as a means that brought a radical changes in the political and other aspects in the 19th century. These nationalism changes led to the emergency of new nation-states with common identity and shared history. (......., 2012) The 19th century was the era of nationalism in Europe. The rise of European nationalism in the 19th century brought with it a plethora of changes that would definitively alter the course of history. Nationalism in one country would inspire greater nationalism in another, which would in turn inspire even greater nationalism in the first, and so on and so forth in a steadily intensifying cycle that ultimately culminated in a world war. The rise of nationalism as an ideology, fueled by imperialist expansion and industrial commerce, generated international competition that inspired the absolute allegiance of the individual to his or her nation-state in the pursuit of outcompeting one’s rival nations. (Patrick Babajanian, 2013) hhh Furthermore, there are many other factors for the rise of nationalism in Europe. These are the decline of feudalism, the decline of church involvement in politics, the rise of new middle class, the spread of liberalism ideology, contribution of writers, among others. For long period of time, the central governments in Europe had

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