Nationalism has been shaping world events for the last 500 years. The desire for self-rule can cause tremendous change both positively and negatively. Individuals have also played huge roles in leading nationalistic movements that effect people and nations.
Task: Choose two nationalist leaders from your study of global history, and for each one:
- Identify the nation or region where that individual led a nationalist movement.
- Describe the historical background leading up to that nationalist movement.
- Discuss how the actions of the specific nationalist leader have influenced the region or nation in which the movement took place.
You may use any example from your study of global history. Some nationalist leaders that you may wish to consider include: Simon Bolivar, Jose de San Martin, Toussaint L’Ouverture, Camilo Cavour, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Giuseppe Mazzini, and Otto Von Bismarck.