Why was the issue of nationalism more complicated in the Habsburg lands than elsewhere in central Europe?

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Nationalism in the Habsburg lands was more complicated because of the liberal/radical conflicts and class distinctions among the different ethnic groupings. The Empire comprised of Poles, Germans, Italians, Romanians, Croats, Ukrainians, Czechs, Slovaks, Slovenes, Serbs and Hungarians. The groups had varied interests, and each sought individual autonomy as experienced during the...

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