The Nazi propaganda

December 9, 2015 | 4 Comments

[youtube][/youtube]   The Fuhrer of the Great Reich was able to take advantage of who can legitimately be described as probably the greatest talent of the last century propagandism, Joseph Goebbels. Thanks to this man, minute and maimed in body but of extraordinary intelligence, the National Socialist ideology became the reference point in the daily […]

The Expedition of the Thousand is the Garibaldi’s expedition is that, by breaking down the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, gave the final push to the unification of Italy. The first author of the enterprise, Francesco Crispi, proposed the expedition to Giuseppe Garibaldi, who agreed to lead it; but Garibaldi ask for a revolt in […]

After 1861 Italy seemed to be rid of scornful definition of “geographical expression” by Metternich: the nation missed just Rome and Venice for its territorial and political unit. It missed Much more civil, economic, moral and spiritual unit. Many serious problems, some of which unfortunately still persist today, prevented the complete and real- not just […]  Above is a map created by Serbian geographer Jovan Cvijić. This shows the various political boundaries of the Balkans and the many different ethnicities that occupied them in 1914. This map was published in 1918. Below is a political cartoon by Leonard Raven-Hill entitled “Subject to Correction”. It depicts the Balkan Peace Conference in 1912 and its implications with the subsequently […]

Why Nationalism?

April 27, 2015 | 6 Comments

The rise of nationalism, according to Richard A. Koenigsberg in his psychoanalysis of this phenomenon, has to do with the rise of a “Gemeinschaft society,” a group mentality which includes those far away who have similar characteristics to be in the same group as those nearby (37). For example, someone born and raised in California […]

A timeline created by Wesley M. Gewehr, a history professor at American University in the mid 1920s. It follows Greece, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, and Turkey combined with Albania. The timeline helps to understand some of the historical context as it relates to the Balkan states’ development of nationalism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Gewehr, M. Wesley, The Rise of Nationalism in the […]

  The Ottoman Empire during the nineteenth century was one of the most, if not the most powerful empire of its time. The empires rule stretched from central Europe and went as far down as Egypt, but the early twentieth century brought the Ottomans power to a steady decline.  The strong and lengthy aristocratic rule […]

Nationalism rose in Europe — and across the world — during the 19th century. This rise occurred primarily as a defensive mechanism against outside forces, such as invasion, colonization, imperialism, and so on. Nationalism helped unify countries and strengthen groups of people in order to avoid domination. Unfortunately, as the web series Crash Course World […]

“The Italian Unification or Italian Risorgimento is known as the chain of political and military events that produced a united Italian peninsula under the Kingdom of Italy in 1861. These events can be broken down in five stages: Pre-Revolutionary, Revolutionary, Cavour’s Policy and the Role of Piedmont, Garibaldi’s Campaign in Southern Italy, and the creation of […]

Young Italy

December 7, 2014 | 2 Comments

Modified from original In the year of 1831, a second round of revolutions took place in Italy. Many patriots of the country took these uprisings as an opportunity to show martyrdom for their cause and though Austria, among other governments, managed to put down these rebellions, they discredited the stability local governments had. Young Italy […]

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