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    Briefly describe how nationalism was a major cause of World War I.

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    Among diverse factors, nationalism was a significant cause of World War I (1914-1918). Before this period, Europe was undergoing modern transformations that were not accompanied by a growing unity or stability among its peoples. There were great rivalries and divisions among European competing states. Consequently, nationalism became a critical way in which residents of competing nations defined themselves (e.g. politically, socially, and culturally). These rivalries were further sharpened as both Italy and Germany joined their fragmented territories ...

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    This solution briefly analyzes how nationalism was one of the major causes of World war I.