The resignation of Carl Jung from the presidency of the International Psychoanalytic Association was

The resignation of Carl Jung from the presidency of the International Psychoanalytic Association was

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Unformatted text preview: The resignation of Carl Jung from the presidency of the International Psychoanalytic Association was a major blow to the psychoanalytic movement, especially since it followed soon after the resignations of Alfred Adler and Wilhelm Stekel. But the resignations were quickly overshadowed by the beginning of the First World War, which was a major setback for the movement and its members. The war was started by the assassination of the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, Serbia, on June 28, 1914, by a Bosnian who was a member of a group of Serbian nationalists. The rulers of the Austro-Hungarian Empire decided to retaliate by punishing the Serbs, but this quickly drew the opposition of Western European powers such as France and England. Soon almost all of Europe was involved in the conflict. The war lasted for four years and involved horrific casualties on both sides, in part...
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