History

The Rise of Nationalism in Europe

Question:

Briefly trace the process of German unification.

Answer:

Nationalist feelings were widespread among middle-class Germans, who in 1848 tried to unite the different regions of the German confederation into a nation-state governed by an elected parliament. This liberal initiative to nation-building was, however, repressed by the combined forces of the monarchy and the military, supported by the large landowners (called Junkers) of Prussia. From then on, Prussia took on the leadership of the movement for national unification. Its chief minister, Otto von Bismarck, was the architect of this process carried out with the help of the Prussian army and bureaucracy. Three wars over seven years – with Austria, Denmark and France – ended in Prussian victory and completed the process of unification. In January 1871, the Prussian king, William I, was proclaimed German Emperor in a ceremony held at Versailles.

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The Rise of Nationalism in Europe

Q 1.

What led to the spread of conservatism in Europe and what were its impacts?

Q 2.

What did Liberal Nationalism Stand for?

Q 3.

Give a brief note on the Napoleonic code.

Q 4.

What was the Romantic Imagination about a nation?

Q 5.

What were the highlights of the Treaty of Vienna 1815?

Q 6.

How did nationalism and the idea of the nation-state emerge?

Q 7.

Write a note on Count Camillo de Cavour.

Q 8.

Briefly trace the process of German unification.

Q 9.

How did nationalism and the idea of the nation-state emerge?

Q 10.

Give two examples to show that in the 18th century Europe there were no nation states.

Q 11.

Why were the Middle class so named?

Q 12.

What steps did the French revolutionaries take to create a sense of collective identity among the French people?

Q 13.

What changes did Napoleon introduce to make the administrative system more efficient in the territories ruled by him?

Q 14.

What did Liberal Nationalism Stand for?

Q 15.

Who were Marianne and Germania? What was the importance of the way in which they were portrayed?

Q 16.

Explain what is meant by the 1848 revolution of the liberals. What were the political, social and economic ideas supported by the liberals?

Q 17.

How was the history of nationalism in Britain unlike the rest of Europe?

Q 18.

Write a note on Guiseppe Mazzini.

Q 19.

Why did nationalist tensions emerge in the Balkans?

Q 20.

Describe the French Revolution.

Q 21.

How was nation visualized by artists?

Q 22.

Write a note on The Greek war of independence.

Q 23.

Write a note on Frankfurt parliament.

Q 24.

According to Ernst Renan what are the attributes of a nation?

Q 25.

Describe the rise of imperialism.

Q 26.

According to Ernst Renan what are the attributes of a nation.

Q 27.

What were the reforms made by Napoleon?

Q 28.

On what basis the female allegories were given names?

Q 29.

What was the cause of Silesian weavers uprising? Comment on the viewpoint of the journalist.