Growth of Nationalism in Europe – Development of Nationalism in Europe

Growth of Nationalism in Europe

The rise of nationalism in Europe was mainly due to the revolution of France, but it affected the whole of Europe,

some examples of which are as follows

1. Independence of Belgium and Greece Many countries of Europe  The spirit of strong nationalism spread in India inspired other subordinate nations to get independence. In this episode, the name of Belgium is taken prominently. Belgium was a colony of Holland. Taking inspiration from the second revolution in France in July, 1830, the people of Belgium revolted in Brussels with the aim of gaining independence from Holland, as a result, in October, 1830 the independence of Belgium was declared. Similarly, Greece also rebelled in 1821 after being troubled by Turkish atrocities. This rebellion continued for 10 years. After 1827 AD, Greece was declared an independent country in 1832 AD after getting the support of France, England and Russia.

2. Revolution of America 18th century is known as revolution in the world. The revolutions taking place at this time affected the whole world. America also did not remain untouched by these revolutions. Inspired by the spirit of nationalism, in 1776 AD, 13 settlements of America raised the bugle of rebellion against England. This rebellion later took the form of the American War of Independence.

Later in 1783, England was defeated and the country named United States of America was born. This resounding success of the American settlements instilled in him a firm belief in national unity. With the creation of the National Constitution, national sentiments came to the fore in a more vigorous form among the American people.

3. Administrative Reforms of Napoleon The rise of Napoleon after the French Revolution encouraged nationalism. Europe made many reforms in the field of administration, known as the Napoleonic Code or the Napoleonic Code, it ended the feudal system, protected equality before the law and the right to property, freed the peasants from serfdom and feudal duties. The process of integration started with these reforms. In other countries of Europe, the feeling of nationalism spread against the rule of Napoleon. After the fall of Napoleon, the principle of nationalism was rejected in the Vienna Conference, as a result of which revolutions took place in other countries of Europe in 1830 and 1848 AD, which resulted in the unification of Germany and Italy.

Growth of Nationalism in Europe

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