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Unformatted text preview: nationalism, the two were very big issues in Europe at the end of the nineteenth century. The amount of racism significantly affected the outcome of many countries futures, such as Russia and other eastern European countries with many minorities. Some of these minorities, such as Gypsies, were forced to move from country to country, without a home base, due to extreme racism. This affected nationalism in a positive way, though, as xenophobia usually does. Many countries where the Gypsy groups tried to settle banded together against the outsiders, which, interestingly enough, brought together majorities and other minorities within those countries. Due to the state of affairs in the late nineteenth century, the appearance of nationalism and the existence of racism in Europe at this time were linked together....
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- Spring '10
- European History