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How did nationalism create the unrest between
  European nations which led to world war?

                Zach Donley
   devotion and loyalty to
    one's own nation;
   the policy or doctrine of
    asserting the interests of
    one's own nation, viewed
    as separate from the
    interests of other nations
    or the common interests of
    all nations.

                                 Nations use flags to visually
                                 distinguish themselves from other
                                 nations. Flags are a great example
                                 of nationalism.
                   European Nationalism
                                                    As countries became more
                                                     industrialized, they gained
                                                     pride in their new
                                                     technologies. Along with
                                                     this, the countries of
                                                     Europe also had pride in
                                                     their ideals and wanted to
                                                     spread their ideas to other
                                                     parts of the world, and find
                                                     new markets to sell their
                                                     products to.
                                                    So, in retrospect,
Before the formation of the Allied and Central       nationalism lead to
powers, each country had its own interests in
mind, which coupled with alliances, led to the       imperialism, another major
creation of the two sides.                           cause of WWI.
      Nationalism leads to Imperialism
   As one country looked
    elsewhere to spread
    their culture, so did the
    others. This created
    dispute when multiple
    countries, each thinking
    that they were superior,
    went to the same region.
   As well as that, countries
                                 The sinking of the Lusitania, a British
    also crossed borders to      merchant ship carrying U.S. citizens, was
    do so, and sometimes         the factor that brought the U.S. into this
                                 European war. Many ships such as the
    broke agreements.            Lusitania were sunk during blockades of
                                 British ports by Germany.
     Cause and Effect
             1. Each countries makes
             technological advancements
1.      2.   2. Each nation began to gain pride
             in their selves, due to the
             advancements they had made.
             3. They wanted to spread their
             ideas to countries abroad.
4.      3.   4. Because countries tried to
             control the same regions.
             5. Conflict was created between
             European nations.
             6. Nationalism became a major
5.      6.   factor leading to WWI.
   In conclusion, Nationalism in Europe, already
    causing competition between nations, also led
    to imperialism, which made great
    disagreements between the nations of Europe.
   This, grouped with Militarism and Alliance
    Systems, was a great factor leading Europe into
    a huge war.
   Farah, Mounir A., and Karls. World History The Human
    Experience The Modern Era. Columbus, OH: Glencoe/ McGraw
    Hill, 1999.
   “Nationalism." Dictionary.com. 2006. Dictionary.com. 4 Feb
    2008 <http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/nationalism>.

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