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Nationalities Question
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Nationalities Question

The nationalities question in Eastern and Southeastern Europe developed in the course of the 19th century from the greatly mixed population that inhabited Russia, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire, and Prussia in the German Reich, plus the newly independent states of Romania, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Bulgaria, and Greece – a great variety of nationalities, with their different languages, religions, cultures, and interests. Although the murder of the Austro-Hungarian he…

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Hecker, Hans, “Nationalities Question”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 25 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2015

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