Hudock 11-12




In Europe, through out the 19th century, nationalism sparked the beginning of World War I.Nationalism, a devotion to the interests and culture of ones nation, is one of the leading causes of the war.In the 1800ís, this took hold among people who shared a common, history, language, or culture. The countries of Germany, France, Italy, Russia, and Austria-Hungary were all involved.Many smaller nations looked to larger nations for protection and many feared the growing power of Germany.

Nationalism led to the unification of Italy in 1861 and Germany in 1871.It also led to the competitive and antagonistic rivalries among nations.Because of the countries trying to take over the other countries, nationalism created a revolution which further led to World War I.Many ethnic groups resented domination by others and seeked independence.Austria- Hungary and Russia later became rivals for the influence over Serbia.After the war, nationalism was ignored in favor of preserving the peace.



Works cited:


1. Textbook


2. www.pvhs.chico.k12.caus/%7ebsilva/projects/great_war/causes.htm