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103+Lecture+6 (1) - Political Geography Nations Nationalism...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 11/19/11 Political Geography: Geography 103 22 September, 2011
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11/19/11 Key Terms Nation : a community of people who share a common language, culture, ethnicity, descent, and/or history This is an “imagined community”: a myth of collective experience despite lack of familial connection Clear difference with “the state” Nation-State : A state whose population consists of the members of one national group
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11/19/11 Nationalism: Origins Nationalism is Modern. Emerged in the late 18th/early 19thC as family & community ties began to break down Through market exchange and industrialization, economies became more spatially extensive and cultures became more homogeneous over space Printing press connected populations & written languages standardized allowing communication over geographical space
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11/19/11 Nationalism: Origins Enlightenment political ideals of freedom & autonomy suited to a larger group—the principle of national self-determination , with territorial nation-state as outcome Current map of Europe reflects dominance of nation-state ideology since the failed European Revolutions of 1848 , in which liberal democratic & nationalist sentiment spread amongst European workers & middle classes resentful of imperial dominance
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11/19/11 Europe, 1848
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11/19/11 Europe, 2011
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2011 for the course BIO 101 taught by Professor Martin during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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103+Lecture+6 (1) - Political Geography Nations Nationalism...

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