Nationalism in the Balkans helped contribute to the outbreak of WWI. Beginning in the late 19th century, the social unrest in the Balkan States became the focal point of many European powers. The Balkan peninsula was that of great importance due to its territorial and economic significance; however, the Balkan States consisted of many proud ethnic cultures who did not wish to be ruled by any authority other than themselves. The unification of other countries and strong patriotism fueled the desires of the Slavs, Greeks, Montenegrins, Rumanians, and Bulgarians to gain independence and revenge for the occupation of their lands by the Turks. This revolution sparked by strong nationalistic views led to the second largest war in human existence. <br><br>Up until the early 20th century, the Balkan States were controlled by the Ottoman Empire; however, due to the decline of their power and prestige, the Balkan States found an opportunity to gain independence. The unification and formation of Italy and Germany as countries encouraged the Balkan revolt of 1875-8. The revolt spread like wild fire through the Balkan peninsula and with the aid of Russia, Turkey was defeated. Through this, the Balkan States: Serbia, Montenegro, and Rumania, gained increases in their land; thus, resulting in a stronger patriotic pride. Turkey, however, still controlled parts of the Balkans and this angered Balkan nationalism because they now felt capable of governing themselves.<br><br>In 1885, the Bulgarian population of Eastern Rumelia revolted against Turkish rule and declared its union with Bulgaria . The Serbs became furious and proclaimed war because they felt threatened by this act. Surprisingly the Bulgarians proved to be a greater match for the Serbs and in the battle of Slivnitza, they were defeated. Britain agreed to the unification of Eastern Rumelia and Bulgaria and the Balkan States again gained more power through their nationalistic ideologies.<br><br>Religious tensions in Crete
Nationalism can be defined as the feeling that one’s nation (one’s people) is superior to other nations. This helped lead to WWI in two ways. First, nationalism can breed arrogance because it makes people feel superior. It can lead them to want to prove their superiority through fighting. It can also lead them to think that they will surely win any war because of their superiority. Second, nationalism helped lead to WWI because it caused conflict. Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated because….
the already present tensions between European countries were exacerbated; this eventuated in causing the First World War. This essay will look at the emergence of Imperialism within the British Empire, how Imperialism affected firstly the colonies made, and secondly the competitors (Germany) and how the raised tensions that Imperialism created resulted in the First World War. These three points will contribute to show that Imperialism was instrumental in causing World War One, and also responsible….
CONFLICT IN THE BALKANS
On June 1914, the Archduke Franz Ferdinand was brutally murdered on an official trip to Sarajevo, in Bosnia by Princip, a member of the terrorist group The Black Hand. Under normal circumstances, this relatively minor incident would've passed without any major consequences, but due to the build up of alliances before 1914, and the rapidly growing tension in Europe, the assassination escalated eventally into a full scale war involving nearly the whole of Europe.
Nationalism is from the people. Patriotism is the act of one individual for their country. When given these two points, we can clearly believe that one is part of the other. Faith within the nationalism can cause things like hatred within the nations, like the quote from the source; “Nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.” When nationalism is one’s identity, and a part of one’s nation, the way an individual thinks about other countries, becomes the way they treat the other….
I do believe that Nationalism was the main cause of the war because it all began from countries trying to get their freedom from the Austria-Hungary Empire. Guarilo Principe shot Francis Ferdinand because he didn’t want to be under their control any longer. Then, of course, the other countries went to war not only because of the allied agreements but because they did not like the countries they were up against. In this war, there were two types of nationalism: there was the type where countries did….
ideas about statehood and nationalism?
Sources suggest that Europe's ideas towards statehood and nationalism changed throughout and after WW1, I personally agree with this statement. Nationalism is defined as loyalty or devotion to ones country followed by the belief that nations will benefit from acting independently rather than collectively, emphasizing national rather than international goals. There was a large impact on Europe post WW1 and this term “nationalism” had a lot to do with the….
Discuss to what extent to which Nationalism contributed to the expulsion
of the French from Indo-China in 1954. You must use evidence to support
On 7 May 1954, the French Far East Expeditionary Corps were routed at the Battle of Dien Bien Phu. More than 11,000 French troops were taken prisoner. One tenth of the French Union’s military strength in Indo-China had been wiped out.
The Viet Minh had dispatched their colonial rulers. The battle had ended in decisive victory….
IR-2B, Aidaraliyeva Madina
The new world regulation, which Western Countries who were the winners of the war planned to establish, totally changed the political map of Balkan Peninsula. Ottoman Empire, Austria-Hungary and Russian Empires broke up and Romania, Yugoslavia, Albania, Greece, Bulgaria and Turkey were established as Nation States on that land. In Balkan Peninsula, such a political geography was established that almost all countries on that region could claim right on the….
posted from Alain Finkielkraut, who has not even seen the movie when typing his article, in a French newspaper Le Monte, made Emir Kuturica to quit the cinema for a year. Many of the critics have seen the film as political propaganda of ethnic nationalism and glorification of the Serbian nation. However, I believe that their views towards the film are quite wrong. In my paper I will be defending the point that, actually, the movie Underground is not a political propaganda rather it is a reflection….
Section I: History
For years, the Balkan region of Eastern Europe has experienced times of turbulence and confusion, sprouting from the years post World War II. Eastern Europe, the Balkan Peninsula especially, has experienced years of civil and ethnic disruption making the region one of the greatest challenges to U.S foreign affairs. In November of 1992, the United States engaged militarily in the ongoing crisis in the Balkans (U.S Policy in the Balkans). Regions that have been under close U….