The Problems Of Nationalism In The 18th And 19th Century

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Throughout history, nationalism has caused big problems, but has also done good things, especially during the 18th and 19th century. No one nation should ever be considered more important above all others, but Nationalism can be good if it doesn’t go as far as to make minorities of others. Which is most likely the reason so many problems arose because of nationalism. This problem grew, and by the 19th century it was impacting the whole world for better or worse. This was a very selfish way of thinking, and it was more than abundant during these times, because of this more problems arose than these countries could handle. Empires came and went, wars weren’t uncommon, and it was impossible for one nation to believe they were the most important without others being minorities. Although so much of the world was affected greatly by Nationalism, there are three regions that stand out in particular: Germany, Italy, and the Americas.…show more content…
So it is no surprise that when Nationalism first came to light, that it spread like a wildfire. In document 6, several articles from the Austrian constitution are shown. These articles show the government’s recognition of the people’s rights. Just like a lot of bad came from Nationalism there was also much good. This is one of those examples. In document 2 of the Nationalism DBQ we see the French National Anthem has a Nationalistic view, and this was good because it unified the country, and encouraged the French to fight for their country. This Nationalistic view is good because pride in your country is seen as a good thing, but I still keep it in my mind that it is war, and bloodshed is never good. Nationalism can be good because having pride, and belief in your country is nothing bad, but when it get’s to the point that a country is on such a power trip, it will only end in

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