Heinrich Von Treitschke The Greatness Of War Analysis

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Heinrich Von Treitschke: Warfare and Nationalism to gain Liberation
Germany faced the worst era of political imperial leadership, which suppressed the economy. During the nineteenth-century, Europe had many historical nationalists who studied their history and then glorified their nation's past (Kohn 21). A historian named Heinrich Von Treitschke vastly influenced Germans through his, political speech, named “The Greatness of War” shifting Germany’s perspective on the needs of the citizen’s committing to the country’s needs before theirs. My goal in this paper is to elaborate on how Treitschke impacted Germany’s view and nations mission by providing background history of Germany during the nineteenth century and connecting it to how Heinrich was glorious in bringing
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First, he believes that war is a remedy for the afflicted people and that during a crisis a person should not be selfish and that one has to recognize the good of the whole state. He alleges that people must think broadly during hard times and they must express a general concern. Treitschke also believes that real nationalists are supposed to sacrifice for their own nations (Stanley 740). By saying this, he believes his acts had portrayed himself as a true nationalist even though some of his views were criticized. However, throughout this speech, he tries to make it clear that the authority lies in the hand of a few. He even gives an example in the Bible where God said that the man in authority shall wield the sword. In addition, he claims that the victory and heroism that comes out of war should be embraced and that it is foolish to abandon such feelings. He despises everlasting peace claiming that the Aryan race is brave. He supports this notion by saying that war is a “terrible cure for humanity” and that banishing war from history would look like denying all the progress of human race (Stanley

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