World War One Nationalism Facts

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Introduction - WW1 Nationalism

Nationalism is defined as a feeling of loyalty and pride in one's nation or people and is sometimes accompanied by feelings of superiority over other nations. Nationalism was abundant in Europe in the early 1900s and was one of the major causes of World War One. During this time strong feelings of nationalism existed among the great military powers of Europe and among the Slav people who hoped to unite all the Slav people of Europe into a unified state. Below you will find a list of interesting facts about why nationalism rose in Europe prior to WW1 and how it was a major cause of the Great War. This information is written for both kids and adults.

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World War One Nationalism - The Slav People

World War One Nationalism - The Major European Military Powers