In the last years of the 19th Century what was the language that was created in Europe, the goal of which was to encourage all Europeans to speak it, as a means of creating harmony between nations across the continent?

Answer: Esperanto. Its rationale was that if people spoke the same language they would be less likely to be in conflict with one another. Sadly, the experiment failed and the language did not catch on. Within three decades Europe was entangled in its greatest war ever, which became the First World War.

Source: The Struggle for Mastery in Europe 1848-1918 by AJP Taylor; General Historical Texts

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