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The Austro-Hungarian Ausgleich, 1867

  • Dennis P. Hupchick
  • Harold E. Cox

Abstract

The rise of European nationalism, and its corollary the nation-state, spelled doom for the essentially medieval Habsburg Austrian Empire, which had managed to survive the convulsions of 1848–49 by the barest of margins. This success stemmed from the Habsburgs’ ability to play off one nationalist group against another. The diverse ethnonational makeup of the empire’s population made anti-Habsburg unity difficult to achieve. Finally, it was German nationalism, and not the national aspirations of the Habsburgs’ non-German subjects, that actually undermined the continued existence of the medieval state that they controlled.

Keywords

National Aspiration Nationalist Group Multinational State Diet Meeting Vain Hope 
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Copyright information

© Dennis P. Hupchick and Harold E. Cox 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dennis P. Hupchick
    • 1
  • Harold E. Cox
    • 1
  1. 1.Wilkes-BarreUSA

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