By Marvin Fried
Past their fateful judgements which finally resulted in the 1st global warfare, the Austro-Hungarian leaders performed an essential position in carrying on with and increasing the clash to feed their territorial goals. utilizing formerly mystery fabric, Fried examines the Monarchy's competitive and expansionist warfare goals within the Balkans. The conquest and subjugation of Serbia was once yet a cornerstone of a much broader Austro-Hungarian imperialist dream of additional annexations and the precursor to a hegemonic monetary empire within the remainder of South-East Europe. used to be the aim to make Austria-Hungary, within the phrases of 1 of its leaders, a very 'European nice strength of the 1st order,' or have been those easily the dying throes of an out of date empire, detest to voluntarily half with its nice energy prestige and status? In both case, those struggle goals have been 'life and demise questions' for the Monarchy's leaders, with no which there will be no peace and for which they have been ready to sacrifice hundreds of thousands of blood and treasure.