Extent of support for German nationalism peasants

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Extent of support for German nationalism peasants

  1. 1. Peasants’ attitudes Peasants made up the largest group of people in the German states. As the poorest in society they had good reason to want political and social change.
  2. 2. Cities v countryside Peasants in the cities – part of the industrial revolution – were more likely to take part in protests. Rural peasants – often less educated – were less involved in political issues.
  3. 3. Arguments for As the largest group in society, any peasant complaints could not be easily ignored. As industrialisation grew, more peasants became to see the chance for national unity to bring social change.
  4. 4. Arguments against Although peasants became involved in protests, these were more often focused on social – not political – change. Many peasants would support anyone who could deliver food and a better life.

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