Explain the role of languages in developing the national sentiments in Europe.

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asked Oct 22, 2018 in Class X Social Science by navnit40 (-2,750 points)

Explain the role of languages in developing the national sentiments in Europe.

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answered Oct 22, 2018 by muskan15 (-2,329 points)

Languages played an important role in developing the nationalist sentiments. 

(i) When Russia occupied Poland, the Polish language was banned, and it was replaced by the Russian language. 

(ii) Many members of the clergy in Poland began to use language as a weapon of national resistance. 

(iii) The use of Polish came to be seen as a symbol of the struggle against the Russian dominance.

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