History

The Rise of Nationalism in Europe

Question:

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

Answer:

Socially and politically, a landed aristocracy was the dominant class on the continent. The members of this class were united by a common way of life that cut across regional divisions. They owned estates in the countryside and also town-houses. They spoke French for purposes of diplomacy and in high society. Their families were often connected by ties of marriage. This powerful aristocracy was, however, numerically a small group. The majority of the population was made up of the peasantry. To the west, the bulk of the land was farmed by tenants and small owners, while in Eastern and Central Europe the pattern of landholding was characterised by vast estates which were cultivated by serfs.

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The Rise of Nationalism in Europe

Q 1.

What were the highlights of the Treaty of Vienna 1815?

Q 2.

How was nation visualized by artists?

Q 3.

Write a note on Count Camillo de Cavour.

Q 4.

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

Q 5.

Give a brief note on the Napoleonic code.

Q 6.

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

Q 7.

What did Liberal Nationalism Stand for?

Q 8.

Briefly trace the process of German unification.

Q 9.

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

Q 10.

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

Q 11.

What was the Romantic Imagination about a nation?

Q 12.

Why were the Middle class so named?

Q 13.

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

Q 14.

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

Q 15.

Write a note on The Greek war of independence.

Q 16.

What did Liberal Nationalism Stand for?

Q 17.

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

Q 18.

Write a note on Guiseppe Mazzini.

Q 19.

Why did nationalist tensions emerge in the Balkans?

Q 20.

Describe the rise of imperialism.

Q 21.

Write a note on Frankfurt parliament.

Q 22.

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

Q 23.

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

Q 24.

What were the reforms made by Napoleon?

Q 25.

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

Q 26.

Describe the French Revolution.

Q 27.

On what basis the female allegories were given names?

Q 28.

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

Q 29.

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