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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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Nationalism, just like other strategies, be they the divine right of kings (which preceded nationalism and gave us the UK), religion, class revolution or good old fashioned bread and circuses are just a means to keep the mob controlled, placated and open to suggestion - nationalism is just one of several means by which people end at war, but not why we do.
With the close the Napoleonic wars in 1815 you could say much the same for almost the subsequent hundred years. German and Italian unification saw a few minor conflicts and there were a few civil wars, but the European nations were pretty much at peace with each other.

Almost a hundred years, of course - that peace ended in 1914 and we all know how.
"The European nations were pretty much at peace with each other and there were a few civil war."
If you say so

There was some sort of civil war or revolution almost every year plus larger conflicts (details)

1823 French invasion of Spain
1861–62 Montenegrin–Ottoman War (1861–62)
1866 Austro-Prussian War
1870–1871 Franco-Prussian War
1876–78 Serbian–Ottoman War (1876–78)
1876–78 Montenegrin–Ottoman War (1876–78)
1885 Serbo-Bulgarian War
1897 Greco–Turkish War
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