Reasons for the growth of nationalism in Germany

What is Nationalism?

Nationalism can be seen as the want of a people to live independently from the rule or influence of other nations.Throughout the 19th century, the populations of the separate states began to develop a sense they were not just citizens of their own individual states, but also were part of a German volk (people).

The graphic below outlines some of the key factors leading to increased nationalism in Germany from 1815-1850.

Evaluation of the reasons for the growth of nationalism in Germany

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