How and why did German Nationalism develop in the 19’th century?
The development of a sudden national pride, began during, through and after the French
revolution, things began to seem more grand and to a larger scale, people saw things in a
different light. Nationalism suddenly emerged, relatively quickly, and with immense
presence all across Europe, the rulers of the time did not like this, but what could they do?
Germany is probably one of the most prevalent examples of how Nationalism had an effect
and place in the society, reasons for this would be; they emerged due to a sudden union of
many cultural identities, languages, remnants left over by the napoleonic wars unified
them, economically very close and Prussia gaining more presence over time as a military
and economic power.
The reasons how nationalism developed are and could be argued are also the reasons
why, I guess its up to perspective. The sudden union of many cultural identities was
extremely important in creating a sense of unity amongst the German population, stories
and legends that instilled national pride were the same for all, they all had the same if not
similar culture instilled upon them, for example, the brothers Grimm, was a famous
German collection of fairy tales, this was a book heavily rotted in the nations cultures, and
they all shared it. The nations all spoke German, if not at least originally because some
nations were absorbed by France, but after napoleons empire was defeated returned to its
previous state and background, meaning they al had a simple level of communication in
which they all were familiar with, it would seem sill if Portugal was absorbed into Spain
simply because their cultures and languages are different. The ideals and beliefs that the
revolution had created could never have been gotten rid of, wether or not the leaders of
the time believed it, things had changed drastically and permanently. The...
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