How did nationalism create the unrest between
European nations which led to world war?
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
Nations use flags to visually
distinguish themselves from other
nations. Flags are a great example
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
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
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
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.
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