AP World Post #8

What role does Nationalism play between the wars? Is the impact large or small? Does is play a larger role in certain countries than others?

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14 thoughts on “AP World Post #8

  1. Nationalism plays a role between the wars as it tore European countries apart, created rivalries, and created social tension. There was a large impact because it had weakened small European countries diplomatically and economically. Nationalism played a larger role in the Baltic states to Yugoslavia as they were effected by the bitter rivalries from not obtaining territories.

    • I think you’re right in saying that nationalism was able to tear countries apart. People felt that their country was superior and didn’t like hearing otherwise so grudges were often held.

    • I agree, nationalism did cause social tension between nations and led to the outbreak of WWI. Even small European countries who weren’t involved were pulled into conflict and were affected greatly.

    • i agree with the fact that nationalism would have weakened smaller European countries, whilst strengthening the rivalries between certain countries

  2. Nationalism played a large role in the wars as some countries were eager to use new military technology that they had developed. In WWI multiple new weapons were used and chemical warfare was introduce for the first time. Countries were proud of what they had done and wanted to make sure other countries knew that they were the best. I believe that it played a larger role in countries that played more of a center role in the war like Germany and Britain rather than countries like Belgium who didn’t want to be involved in the first place.

    • I agree with how nationalism played a role in Germany and Britain. I like how you also brought in how military technology had a part of nationalism and how countries wanted to use technology to show how they were superior.

    • Countries who had no interest getting involved in the war, did not show much nationalism or had a lot of pride like bigger and more advanced countries. This definitely made them lack superiority in the war.

  3. Nationalism played a big role within the wars. It had a large impact on technological advances for certain countries, such as Germany. During WWI, new types of warfare were introduced on the battle field. Nationalism gave people pride in their country in which they felt they were superior compared to other nations. Which overall ignited the fire in WWI. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand was inspired by pan-Slavic Nationalism and eventually led to the start of WWI. Serbia wanted a “Greater Serbia” by driving Austria-Hungary away from the Balkans.

    • Nationalism definitely played larger roles in countries that wanted to participate in the war compared to those who didn’t.

    • It’s weird to think how an act of nationalism is one of the main things that sparked the start of the war. Countries had to show that they were superior when a lot of conflict could have been avoided.

  4. Nationalism played a major part in the wars because many soldiers fought for their country because of their extreme faith in their nation, and their distrust for the opposing nation. This plays a larger role in some countries rather than others because in some places -such as England- many underage boys signed up for the war because it was seen as the best thing to do if you loved your country.

  5. Nationalism played a huge role in between wars. Mainly playing in affect in European countries. As industrialization popularized everyone thought they were either better than the next or could do better.

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