HISTORY 1401E ESSAY PROPOSAL

HISTORY 1401E ESSAY PROPOSAL - HISTORY 1401E FINAL ESSAY...

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HISTORY 1401E FINAL ESSAY PROPOSAL – What role did nationalism play in Italian unification? By: Andrew Lai 250465864 January 16 th , 2009 HISTORY 1401E For my final essay in the course, I intend to answer question #27, the role nationalism played in the unification of Italy. The 19 th century was defined by many revolutionary and innovative ideas, and being no exception, nationalism contributed greatly to the events that shaped the 19 th century. In an attempt to answer to the question to serve as the topic of the essay, one must first realize what nationalism in the 19 th century was and grasp the nationalism that was present within the lands that were to be unified in a single Italian state. A process that spanned the years of Napoleon’s heyday in Europe to the Franco-Prussian War of 1870, the spread of nationalism within the Italian states was the means through which Italian unification was possible. In my study towards writing this essay, I have come to the conclusion that nationalism was a force that was brought about by several factors within Italy, and that each one had a collective effect, such that the perfect combination of these factors together over decades in the 19 th century provided the opportune environment from which the seeds of Italian unification
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2009 for the course HISTORY 1401 taught by Professor Nathans during the Spring '09 term at UWO.

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