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  • Austria's Declaration Of War Against Serbia
    384 words
    The war that would destroy European society had been coming for a long time. The nineteenth century had been an era of great progress, and of turmoil and conflict as well. New nations had been created. The balance of power that existed in 1815, at the end of the era of Napoleon, was disturbed. Adding to the danger was a false sense of security. Local wars had flared up in the nineteenth century, but a major war was regarded as unlikely. Looking back at 1914 today, however, we can see that each o...
  • Enemies In The Neighboring Kingdom Of Serbia
    356 words
    The conflicting national interests in western and eastern Europe drove the major countries to form protective coalitions, even with nations that had once been bitter enemies. Smaller countries were forced to choose sides, and by 1914, Europe was separated into two heavily armed camps. Any spark would have been enough to ignite the war everyone expected. That spark was touched off in Sarajevo, the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In an attempt to ease tensions between Austria-Hungary and p...
  • Large Populations Of Serbs And Other Slavs
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    : The Former Yugoslavia. ".. 79 this is 72... 72 A has just exploded... They just disappeared. They must have hit a mine. I think they " re all dead... ". On the 15th of the September 1992 Sgt. James Davis' armoured personel carrier struck a TMA-3 anti-tank mine, although his comrades had thought them dead, they both survived the ordeal with little or no injury. The next day a Combat Engineer by the name of Sgt. Mike Ralph was killed on the same road while clearing the road for mines by another ...
  • Austria Hungary And Russia
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    Between the years of 1890 and 1908 there was a period of relative stability in the Balkan area. Whilst, in this essay, it is my primary objective to look at what factors caused this, it is first important to understand that the climate was only stable in comparison to the years before it when there was great tension, argument and conflict. It would be nave to assume that after 1890 there was none of the aforementioned; the importance of the word relative should not be overlooked. Take, for examp...
  • Austria Hungary And Russia
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    The events that triggered the First World War began with the assassination of the Archduke and his wife. However, this was not the main cause, there were many other conflicts, which bewildered Europe played a contribution in the outbreak of world war one. At the start of the 20th century the countries of Europe were increasingly hostile to each other. Britain, France and Germany competed with each other for trade and influence while Austria-Hungary and Russia both tried to dominate Balkans. Mili...
  • War On France And Russia
    554 words
    From 1871-1914 Austria's empire was falling apart. Archduke Franz Ferdinand was a leader for Austria. A Serbian in Bosnia shot him to death. What had happened is that he was in Bosnia, since he had just taken over it, and he went to his first meeting with the crowd. When he was there someone threw a grenade at him and he managed to hit it into the crowd. He was going to the other side of town when he decided not to go and he told the guy that was driving him to turn around and once he did the Ar...
  • Austria Hungary Officials
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    An Analytical Essay On The Ultimatum Austrian Analytical Essay On The Ultimatum Austria Hungary Issued To Serbia 23 July, 1914: The Austro-Hungarian Ultimatum to Serbia English Translation The Austro-Hungarian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Berchtold, to the Minister at Belgrade, von Gies l: Vienna, July 22, 1914 Your Excellency will present the following note to the Royal Government on the afternoon of Thursday, July 23: On the 31st of March, 1909, the Royal Serbian Minister at the Court of Vien...
  • Car The Archduke
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    The Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand No other political murder in modern history has had such momentous consequences as the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand. He was the heir to the Habsburg empire, and the first to fall victim to political homicide. Unlike some constitutional monarchies in Western Europe, the Habsburgs had failed to modernize their multinational state. They used force to defend their institutions, and they were faced with a mass of revolutionary movements in Ital...

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