I have two problems that I need help with these sentences:
Es gehört dazu allerdings, dass man sich nicht durch übertriebenes Nationalgefühl blenden lässt, wie es bei einem großen Teil der Franzosen und Deutschen der Fall ist.
I find it a bit difficult to understand "gehört" and "dazu". Gehören usually means "belong to", to be "a part of". But what does it mean by "dazu" here? Gehören zu is usually used, which means belong to.
The second thing I need help is the relative pronoun "wie". The second half of the sentence, "wie...Fall ist" seems to me to be equivalent to "as it is the case with".
Why do you need a relative pronoun "wie" here.
I know when learning a new language, you shouldn't try to translate them into your familiar language like English. But I am a newcomer so many of these points are a bit difficult for me to absorb.
Would appreciate it if you can help.