Excerpt from Europe in 1840: Translated From the German
In other cases, existing Dynasties and Govern ments have judiciously availed themselves of the power of Nationality to strengthen their position, or to repel foreign attacks. Napoleon triumphed by exciting the enthusiasm of the so-called Great Nation, and was overthrown by the recoil of na tional feeling in Europe. Even the weakest and most severely depressed nations have imbibed 'cou rage from the indestructible vigour of nationality, which has excited them to make wonderful efforts, at times successful, at times unsuccessful, to effect their regeneration: witness latterly the deeds of the Poles and of the modern Greeks.
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