"The first clear expression of nationalism came with the 'French Revolution' in 1789." Examine the statement.
French Revolution led to a change in politics and the constitution of France.
The features of post-revolutionary France in the backdrop of nationalism include:
a. The idea of the fatherland and citizen was created to put stress on a community that enjoyed equal rights under the constitution.
b. The royalty was replaced with a new French flag; the tricolor.
c. The Estates-General was elected by the body of active citizens and given the name of the National Assembly.
d. In the name of a nation; new hymns and songs were composed and oaths were taken.
e. Martyrs were honored.
f. A centralized administrative system was created which designed uniform laws for all citizens.
g. Internal custom duties were repealed.
h. A uniform system of weights and measures was created.
i. Regional dialects were ignored and the French language was promoted as the common language of the nation.