• Nationalism is defined as a sense of shared identity and belonging to a specific geographical location and a sense of attachment to its own culture.  
  • During the nineteenth century , the feeling of nationalism arose in the people of Europe that dramatically changed the political and social, and cultural scenario of Europe.

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  • In 1848 , Frédéric Sorrieu , a French artist prepared a series of four prints .
  • In those series he visualized his dream of a world made up of ‘democratic and social Republics’.
  • The first print of the series shows p eople of Europe and America - men and women of all ages and social classes marching in a long train and paying homage to the Statue of Liberty .
  • Artist of the time of the French Revolution , personified Liberty as a female figure.
  •  In the foreground of the image , on earth lie the shattered remains of absolutist institutions.
  • As per utopian vision of the Sorrieu , the people of the world are grouped as distinct nations , identified with the help of their flags and national costume.
  • Leading the procession were, United States and Switzerland which were already nation states .
  • France , which just reached the statue , was identifiable by the revolutionary tricolor.
  • France was followed by the people of Germany , bearing blac k, red and gold flags.
  • By the time Sorrieu created this image , the people of Germany did not exist as a nation state.
  • Following the German people were the people of Austria , the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, Lombardy , Poland , England , Ireland , Hungary and Russia.
  • Above from the heavens , Christ , saints and angels gaze upon the scene.
  • These images were used by artist to portray fraternity.


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Davneet Singh has done his B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 13 years. He provides courses for Maths, Science, Social Science, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science at Teachoo.