Nationalism was also seen as a disruptive force on the eve of the First
World War . It played an important role in the rivalries between
superpowers : Germany vs . France (revenge for 1871 , Russia , vs .
Austria-Hungary (expansion into Balkans , and Germany vs . Great Britain (control of seas , arms race . Nationalism was also a disruptive force
regarding the emergence of unsatisfied nationalities : Poles , Irish ,
Serbs , Czechs , and many others
In Poland , following the 1830 uprising , conservatives began to drift
away from nationalism...