The Great War in the West Notes

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The Great War in the West I. Origins of the War Gavrilo Princip- 19 yr old Serbian revolutionary, assassinated heir to Austrian throne and set into motion a cataclysmic series of events. Started with Austria’s declaration of war on Serbia, believing “The Black Hand”, a Serbian terrorist group, was responsible for aiding Princip and set WWI into motion. Sparked the breakup of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. A. The New Powers and the Old Rising Powers: Germany, Russia Late Arriving: industrialization, but huge growth after 1870 Militarization Pressure Points: Central Europe, The Balkans Declining Powers: Ottoman Empire, Austro-Hungarian Empire The new nationalism, industrialization make Europe’s multi-national, medieval empires the ‘sick men’ of Europe. B. The Arms Race Vast expansion of national militaries C. The Balkan Powder Keg Balkans are an area where Russian influence is growing, Austro-Hungarian influence is receding. Nationality crises in the Ottoman Empire; resentment at loss of territory Armenian Massacres 1890’s The Young Turk Revolution, 1908 Balkan Wars, 1912-13 D. Austro-Hungarian Apocalypse
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The southern Slav problem in the Austro-Hungarian Empire
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2012 for the course HIST 1003 taught by Professor Zucker during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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