Prussian and Austrian Nationalism in the 19th century
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The paper explores the beginnings of the different nationalist policies found within Prussia and Austria and describes how after a great deal of existing conflict, the German Empire was created in 1871. The paper demonstrates how this quest for nationalism and the nationalist ideology promoted specific forms of government and public policy in both Prussia and Austria during the 19th Century.
From the Paper:"In Germany during the first half of the 19th century, the move towards nationalism was a driving force for the country as a whole. Yet the German states of Prussia and Austria, while willing to accept many of the tenants established by nationalism, were divided along political and social lines. This paper shall explore how the quest for nationalism and the nationalist ideology promoted the development of specific forms of government and public policy in both Prussia and Austria.
"The beginnings of the different nationalist policies found within Prussia and Austria began around 1850, after the practice of liberal nationalism had failed in Germany. Prior to this, the German states had achieved a degree of nationalism through seeking both religious and political alliances, where in 1815 these states had joined with Russia and Great Britain to form first the "Holy Alliance", followed by the larger "Quadruple Alliance". Yet while the liberal nationalist movement was extremely powerful prior to 1848, the failure to actively unite these states under a single power served to destroy the practice of liberal nationalism and in turn promoted a more diverse - and harsh - form of this specific political ideology."
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