Nationalism And Industrialization

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There are a lot of causes of the First World War, but the two main causes that led to it are nationalism and industrialization. Nationalism is a feeling that people have of being loyal to and proud of their country often with the belief that it is better and more important than other countries. With that being said people acquire their identity from their nation and therefore owe their nation their loyalty. It can include religion, language, political authority and as well as traditions and shared history. France was the first to subsidize the idea of nationalism out of all the European nations. As a result, nationalism had extended throughout Europe. Industrialization means to build and operate factories and businesses in a city, region, country, …show more content…
During the 19th century nationalism had spread itself throughout Europe. When nationalism came up, nations believed in their own needs and that their needs must be met before those of other nations. It created economic and territorial tension and competition in Europe and started Balkan crisis. In the late 18th century, Britain was ahead of all the European nations in output of manufactured goods. Years passed, Germany caught up to Britain and was now the number one output in manufactured goods. This angered Britain and caused them to feel challenged and in search for revenge. Many nations were motivated by nationalistic pride to join the war, such as France that joined because they wanted to gain back their territory in Alsace-Lorraine. Nationalism was the main cause of the Balkan crisis because the Serbs in the Balkan Peninsula didn 't want to be colonized by anyone. The sign of national pride became a big problem for the Austro-Hungarian Empire while they attempted to …show more content…
Nationalism and Industrialization triggered the war as countries tried to show off what they were capable of. Nationalism is the thirst of a nation to be great and better than others, and imperialism and militarism both personify this motive within. It led to the death or Archduke Franz Ferdinand, when he was killed it was a symbol of hatred against Austria and Serbia. Industrialization is a process in which a large scale of manufacturing, technical ventures and other productive economical activities are brought into an area, country, or society. Industrialization was simply to produce a demand for various raw materials. A small local war turned into the largest and most dangerous. The alliance system gathered nations together swearing that if any help is needed, other societies that swore to help must do their best to achieve their

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