Nationalism affected Europe during the 19th century by making Europeans feel superior to other countries and governments, which led to the unification of both Germany and Italy, with Russia moving towards modernization and with France moving towards liberalism. This sense of superiority led to a stronger sense of unity between the peoples of each country and to a desire for increased military power which then, in turn, led to an alliance system between the European nations.Continue Reading
This alliance system was particularly helpful during World War II when the European countries needed to band together to defeat Hitler and the Nazis. However, before World War II, the European countries would enter into World War I for their nationalism, imperialism and militarism tendencies.
Nationalism is partly to blame for each of the wars as well because it was the primary reason why many of the European countries decided to build up their armies as well as their navy. It also was the reason for the great industrial movement and development in Europe, as the Europeans wanted to prove their greatness by inventing the latest tools and gadgets.
The European nations had a balanced power until a Serbian revolutionary killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the nephew to the Emperor of Austria-Hungary and one of the heirs to the Austrian throne. The revolutionary also killed the Emperor's wife. From here, the countries were lured in one by one to take opposing sides and to fight in the First World War. After the end of the First World War, the countries formed their tight alliances with one another, which would be used in World War II.Learn more about Modern Europe
The map of Europe includes Russia, alongside other countries such as Albania and Georgia. Russia extends across Northern Asia, but a large part of Russia is in Eastern Europe. Russia borders countries such as Norway, Poland, Ukraine, Finland and Lithuania.Full Answer >
As of 2015, Peony Tours to Europe include a Gems of Europe 12-day tour to London, Paris, Lucerne and several Italian cities; a Best of Eastern Europe 12-day tour through former Eastern Bloc countries including Germany, Slovenia, Croatia and Hungary; and a Europe Highlight 17-day tour that visits 11 Western and Central European countries including the Netherlands, Belgium and France. Other itineraries cover Scandinavia and the Fjords; Greece and Turkey; the United Kingdom and Ireland; Spain and Portugal; and Italy.Full Answer >
Napoleon conquered most of Europe with an array of insightful tactics. He used military strength, political maneuvering, forced alliances, annexation and idealism to bring large swathes of Europe under his control.Full Answer >
The Triple Entente consisted of Great Britain, France and Russia. It was formed through a variety of different diplomatic agreements and treaties between the three countries in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and helped smooth over previous rivalries the three countries had with one another. The Triple Entente stood as a counterbalance to the Triple Alliance of Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy.Full Answer >