Euro Final nationalism and education

Euro Final nationalism and education - Sarah Benton FINAL...

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Sarah Benton Modern Euro Online Fall 2008 Nationalism in Europe hit a high prior to World War I. The rising economy, increasingly intelligent technology and imperialism of the 19 th century all led to this rise of nationalism. Due to this rise in intellectualism, many people, wealthy and poor, male and female, were pursuing an education. Wealthy Europeans saw this education as an addition to their already fine resumes, while poorer citizens used their newfound knowledge as a gateway to the upper classes. This closing gap between the classes led to camaraderie and a greater national identity. Government propaganda and a strengthened sense of imperialism brought many men out to serve their country as lawmakers or soldiers. These citizens, eager for a cause, helped the nations of Europe garner attention to their individual demands, such as Germany’s need to be a stronger power, by presenting themselves as one, solid army. Other countries, seeing this display, strengthened and grew their own armies in an attempt to match or outplay their opponents. This entire debacle took place in the late 19
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2010 for the course HIS 113 taught by Professor Lee during the Spring '10 term at Rutgers.

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