For this assignment, you will write a scholarly paper in which you discern how nationalism and the New Imperialism shaped nationhood and citizenship in the West during 1815-1914. Your paper will also include a short reflection and an annotation.
First, you must select two nations and, from each, identify two unique conflicts for a total of four conflicts. View these Helpful Tips for detailed guidance to assist you in completing this assignment.
For each nation, one conflict should highlight nationalistic tensions within the nation and the other should relate to the New Imperialism.
Remember that conflicts may not necessarily mean military engagement, and instead may refer to political, economic, or social arguments over citizenship or colonization.
Next, using these four conflicts, compare how they impacted civil dynamics and defined civil roles in nation-states and the roles of these nations internationally. Your comparison should demonstrate an ethical awareness, integrate perspectives of diverse cultures, and esteem the values of social and/or cultural aspects.
You will end the body of your paper with a one-paragraph reflection on how the guidelines in the section The Role of the Historian as Scholar and Citizen in the Unit V Unit Lesson influenced your consideration of how nationalism shapes modern society.
Finally, you will prepare one annotation for a library source you used and place it under the reference for that source. An annotation is not a summary or an abstract but, instead, is a quick identification of the credibility and utility of a source. Write one sentence answering each item listed in Step 5 of the Helpful Tips document to complete your annotation.
Your paper must be at least two pages in length, not including the title or reference pages. You must use at least three sources to support your comparison and discussion. All sources used must be properly cited. Follow APA Style when creating citations.