GER150H1 Lecture Notes - Wartburg Festival, Meritocracy

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Published on 3 Oct 2012
School
UTSG
Department
German
Course
GER150H1
Professor
Jan 16 - German National Identity
January-09-12
11:03 AM
-Anti French sentiments went back to the 18th Century as a linking German
nationalist sentiment.
-As of the French Revolution in 1789 writers such as Hegel support it and are
enthusiastic.
--As of the Terror, German hesitation increases towards political change. Change
should occur via reform not revolution is a rising thought.
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Anti french sentiments went back to the 18th century as a linking german nationalist sentiment. As of the french revolution in 1789 writers such as hegel support it and are enthusiastic. -as of the terror, german hesitation increases towards political change. Change should occur via reform not revolution is a rising thought. Napoleon"s legacies in germany were anti-french sentiments and a strong sense of national self-determination: 1813 volkerschlacht at leipzig (battle of the people) - napoleon is defeated by germans. He retreats but leaves behind a growing sense of. German self-confidence: post-napoleon germans have two choices: adopt french model or create a german model. 1814/1815 - weiner kongress restauration - restriction of freedoms, roll back in rights. This leads to unrest by those who wanted to follow. After 1814-15, german writers begin to write in favour of german change: National self-determination and liberal rights were seen as closely linked.

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