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During the 100-year period of 1814 to 1914 every social group throughout Europe embraced the ideology of nationalism Its success was largely due to the fact that it offered something for everyone regardless of social or political status It had no specific ideas for government or economy just simply whatever is best for the nation Nationalism also combined well with all other ideologies of the time However the different classes of European society accepted nationalism for different reasons and at different times In the years 1814 through 1848 nationalism ascended onto European society through the middle class Shortly after the French Revolution in 1814 the Congress of Vienna was placed in charge of reconstructing Europe In France the monarchy was restored By 1830 Louis Philippe was king of France and had transformed their political system into a government by which only the rich could vote known as the Bourgeois Monarchy Increasing social and economic discontent in France led the middle class to revolt in 1848 This revolution set up the Second Republic and gave all men in France the right to vote creating a unifying thread throughout the country In Germany the German Confederation was created which left 39 individual segregated German states Due to the fact of taxes and tariffs many middle class business owners supported the idea of a single unified nation-state However conservatives at that time did all they could to stop the ideas of liberalism and nationalism But by 1830 the middle class had grown large enough to force a revolution The middle class soon after created a National Parliament and in 1848 the Frankfurt Assembly gathered delegates from all of the German states to create boundaries for a new unified nation-state Unfortunately before they were able to apply their plan German kings charged in with their large armies and stopped the revolution Although it was stopped the revolution in Germany along with the revolution in France helped
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