This question was asked in (Board Term-II, Foreign Set-I, II, III, 2016) , (Board Term-II, Foreign Set-I, II, III, 2015)
“Nationalism no longer retained its idealistic liberal democratic sentiment by the last quarter of the nineteenth century in Europe.” Analyse the statement with examples.
“The idealistic liberal-democratic sentiment of nationalism in the first half of the nineteenth century became a narrow creed with limited ends.“ Examine the statement.
Points to Remember
- Nationalist groups grew intolerant and ever ready for war.
- Aspirations of nationalist were manipulated and used for i mperialist aims by European powers .
- Balkan region source of tension.
- The Ottoman Empire controlled the region of Balkan .
- Idea of romantic nationalism and the fall of the Ottoman empire made the region very explosive in nature.
- Balkan states were jealous of each other.
- Balkan became a source of big power rivalry.
- First World War
Use any 5 points and elaborate on them
Answer to be written in the exam
The idealistic liberal-democratic sentiment of nationalism became a narrow creed with limited ends.
- During the period of the nineteenth century , various groups became intolerant of each other and were ever ready to go for a war.
- The region of Balkan controlled by the Ottoman Empire became a source of conflict and big power rivalry .
- Russia, Germany, England, Austro Hungary were interested in countering the hold of power of others and establish their own dominance over the region
- Series of wars took place eventually leading to the First World War.
- The idea of romantic nationalism in the Balkans , and the fall of the Ottoman Empire , made this region extremely volatile.