Source B Economists began to think in terms of the national

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Source B Economists began to think in terms of the national economy. They talked of how the nation could develop and what economic measures could help forge this nation together. Friedrich List, Professor of Economics at the University of Tubingen in Germany, wrote in 1834: ‘The aim of the zollverein is to bind the Germans economically into a nation’. It will strengthen the nation materially as much by protecting its interests externally as by stimulating its internal productivity. Tt ought to awaken and raise national sentiment through a fusion of individual and provincial interests.
The German people have realised that a free economic system is the only means to engender national feeling.
Describe the political ends that list hopes to achieve through economic measures.


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A customs union known as zollverein was formed at the initiative of Prussia and joined by most of the German states. This union abolished tariff barriers and summed up over 30 currencies to two.
Besides this, the aim of the union was to bind the Germans economically into a nation by strengthening the nation materially through its protection of interests externally and stimulating its internal productivity.
It must be awakened and national sentiments should be raised through a fusion of individual and state interests.