How was the formation of the nation state the result of a long-drawn out process in Britain ? Explain.
How was the formation of the nation state the result of a long-drawn out process in Britain ? Explain
- IN Britain, the formation of the nation state was not the result of a sudden revolution. It was the result of a long process.
- There was no British nation prior to the eighteenth century.
- British Isles were ethnic ones. Ethnic groups had their own cultural and political traditions
- The English nation steadily grew in wealth, importance and power. It became able to extend its influence over the other nations of the islands.
- The English Parliament had seized power from the monarchy in 1688.
- The Act of Union, 1707 between England and Scotland resulted in the formation of the United Kingdom of Great Britain. With the result, England became able to impose its influence on Scotland.