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  • Austria Hungary In Their War Against Serbia
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    Sean Maker 5/13/999th Honors History Period 1 World War 1 World War 1 was called "The Great War", "The war to end all wars", and "The first modern war". It had many causes and a few repercussions and I will describe them in detail. The most widely known reason for the start of World War 1 was the assassination of the Arch Duke Ferdinad of Austria-Hungary in the Serbian capital of Sarajevo. The ArchDuke was there to talk to the Serbian leaders about peace in the Balkan Peninsula. After a Serbian ...
  • Germany's Preparation And Pressure On Austria Hungary
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    The causes of W.W. I It is agreed by most that World War One was one of the most devastating events ever to take place on Earth, but the argument of which nation should carry the burden of responsibility continues on. However, many apparent facts show that this Great War would never would have happened had it not been for the actions of Germany and Austria-Hungry. Once the heir to their throne was assassinated, Austria-Hungry looked for no other possibility but war to solve the problem because o...
  • 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...
  • 1914 Austria Hungary
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    For many young men throughout western world, August of 1914 was the most glorious month of their lives, war had broken out in Europe. Throughout Europe, Canada and Australia young men flocked to recruitment stations to sign up to fight for their country and their freedom. Many did not and still do not understand what conditions brought forth the brutality and hard ships resulting from World War 1. Historians have argued for many years on who was responsible for the Great War of 1914 and will con...
  • Kaiser Wilhelm II
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    The causes of the First World War cannot be as easily defined as the causes of the second. The war's origins cannot be traced to any one source, rather it was a climax to a series of incidents stretching well back into the 19th century. Incidents which interacted and overlapped to finally produce the destruction and slaughter of 1914-1918. Article 231 placed responsibility for the war on the German people and in particular Kaiser Wilhelm II. Kaiser Wilhelm II had the aim of securing for Germany ...
  • Austrians After The Danish Prussian War
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    The Austro-Prussian War, which has also been called The Seven Week War and one of the Wars of German Unification, and the Austro-Prussian War were short wars ostensibly because Otto von Bismarck, (who was appointed premier of Prussia in 1862 by William I the Prussian King) had been planning these wars for some time, in fact he had manipulated the Austrians after the Danish-Prussian War. Using the Schleswig-Holstein, former Danish territory that was annexed by Prussia and Austria after their defe...
  • War On France And Russia
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    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 And Serbia
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    "War should never be entered upon until every agency of peace has failed", William McKinley stated in his inaugural address. In retrospect the First World War failed to follow this advice of McKinley and was more or less stumbled upon as a result of several unresolved conflicts, underlying problems within seemingly virtually flawless systems, and impulsive, irrational, emotional reactions rather than political knowledge and experience. The assassination of Franz Ferdinand along with the nature o...
  • Ottoman Empire
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    The Austrian Empire had long been declining. This was due to a number of reasons. Most important were the different nationalities within the Empire. The Germans were the minority however they were in control of the government and all other important political positions. The Magyars, or the Hungarians, were powerless, and they were the larger group of disenfranchised people. The Italians in the west had become ceded after the war with Prussia and Italy. The Slavic groups in the north and south we...

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