Choose three examples to show the contribution of culture to the growth of nationalism in Europe.

Q.2:- Choose three examples to show the contribution of culture to the growth of nationalism in Europe.

 

Answer:-

Examples of contribution of culture to the growth of nationalism in Europe are

(i) The idea of a nation can be created through stories, poets and writings. Music too can help in expressing nationalist feelings or sentiments.
(ii) Romanticism, a cultural movement which emerged in Europe, sought to develop a particular form of nationalist sentiments or national feelings. The main aim of romantic artists was to create a sense of a shared collective heritage and a common cultural past.
(iii) Language also played an important role in developing the national sentiments or nationalist feeling, e.g., in Poland, language began to be used as a weapon of national resistance. The wide scale use of Polish language came to be seen as a symbol of struggle against national dominance.