Thursday, 5 December 2013

Gutenenberg Press is a Machine that Produces Nation-States

On the argument that the Gutenberg printing press (circa 1450) was a primary cause of the creation of nation states, the following paragraph succinctly, informatively, and with effective prose presents the idea:

Nation states are the inevitable result of the Gutenberg printing press. The press facilitated the spread and equality of ideas in a consistent and economically viable manner. This enabled uniformity and standardization of culture, language and customs. This harmonization led to the spread of printed news and ideas between groups of like-minded people resulting in common identities. These identities are what became nation states.

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