The underlying operational concept envisioned two Russian fronts (army groups), Southwest and Northwest, arrayed respectively against Austria-Hungary
Indeed, he convincingly explains how Austria-Hungary
was conceivably the major power least prepared to wage war in 1914, even compared to Russia and Turkey.
supported Romania, from the desire to prevent the dominance of Russia in Bulgaria, Germany sided with Russia, because the latter to have no opportunity to get closer to France (Dinu, 2007: 221).
The government of Austria-Hungary
was able to quickly neutralize any revolts that occurred, but its control over the various nationalistic populations within its borders remained tenuous.
August 12: Britain declares war on Austria-Hungary
When Serbia failed to agree to every single demand, Austria-Hungary
cut off diplomatic links and prepared for warfare.
So Germany and Austria-Hungary
(and, later, Turkey) would form the Central Powers alliance that would fight Great Britain, France, Russia and Serbia (and, later, Italy and the United States), which formed the Allied Powers alliance.
The war had begun on July 28, 1914 with Austria-Hungary
declaring war on Serbia.
Archduke Francis Ferdinand, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary
, and the Princess of Hohenberg, his morganatic wife, were shot dead yesterday by a student in the main street of the Bosnian capital a short time after they had escaped death from a bomb hurled at the royal auto.
Born in 1909 in what was then Austria-Hungary
, Bandera led one of the factions of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists, a proto-fascist movement that advocated sovereignty for ethnic Ukrainiansand the removal of other ethnic groups from Ukrainian territory.
Franz Joseph and Elisabeth; the last great monarchs of Austria-Hungary
But it did trigger a diplomatic crisis in which Austria-Hungary
, Germany, Russia and, to a lesser extent, France and Britain were willing to risk war in pursuit of their own national and imperial interests.
declare war, Austria-Hungary
sought assurances of support from Germany
From initial clashes and why Germany and Austria-Hungary
were the key players in early conflicts to extraordinary battles, the actions of political leaders, and the political sentiments that led nations into battle, this is as much a social and political survey as it is a military account of battles, and thus deserves recommendation for any general history collection.
The combatants formed two opposing alliances: the Allies (the UK, France and Russia) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary