Essay on Effect Of Nationalism On The World War II

936 Words Dec 5th, 2014 4 Pages
Ever since the French Revolution in the 19th century, nationalism has united countries and fed wars between them. Some would argue that after World War II, nationalism has been on a slow and erratic decline. There are many areas of history too look at during the period after World War II in 1945 to modern day in 2000. The big incident which happened right after World War II, the next war, the Cold War. Then there is the alliance of NATO, the European Economic Community, later known as the European Community, the French 5th Republic, collapse of the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis. Then there are countries and their actions to look at, like Yugoslavia, Hungary, France, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Romania, and last but not least Russia. A plethora of events happen in each one of these alliances and countries and they all have evidence of increases and decreases in nationalism. Between 1945 to 2000, many events do in fact decrease nationalism, but there are more outstanding events that increased in nationalism, leading to an overall increase in nationalism in Europe.
The Cold War can best be described as a standoff between multiple countries. There were the two main powers, The United States of America and Russia, formerly known as The Soviet Union. After World War II the US and the Soviet Union were the least damage and still ready to fight, France, Germany, Britain and Japan were all fought out and in recovery. World War II concluded with the US dropping two nuclear bombs…

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