Austrian historian on WWI: There was no desire for a peaceful solutionHistorians in the News
Austrian historian Manfried Rauchensteiner said that before the World War I peace order was at stake and that there was no desire in 1914 to reach a peaceful solution through conferences.
At the discussion “How does the year 1914 affect us today?” held at the Burgtheater in Vienna on January 19, Austrian historian Manfried Rauchensteiner spoke about the causes of the war, saying that they originated not only from the Balkans, but from the other regions of Europe, too.
Franz Joseph I, the Austro-Hungarian emperor, tried over the years to come to a peaceful solution for the Balkans, due to problems caused by nationalism. Such problems followed him throughout his reign, and guided by experience, he approved the war against Serbia.
The assassination of the heir-presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, on June 28 1914, at the hands of Gavrilo Princip, resulted in Austria-Hungary’s declaration of war against the Kingdom of Serbia, Russia’s ally. This activated a system of alliances which resulted in World War I....
comments powered by Disqus
- The ‘nation’s report card’ says it assesses critical thinking in history
- A ‘Quest for Justice’ for Murdered Civil Rights Pioneer, 52 Years Later
- Under Trump, Most Americans Lack Basic Knowledge to Understand Current Events, Study Finds
- Trump wants a military parade down Pennsylvania Avenue on July 4th
- What Happens When an Entire Campus Is Rooted in the Confederacy?
- Male historian tapped to lead Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Kansas
- Decline in History Majors Continues, Departments Respond
- He’s 75 now. When he started teaching at the University of New Orleans students walked out on his class.
- ‘Fake news’ from 1738 offers lessons for modern historians, says Missouri scholar
- Peter Dreier calls on Americans to build monuments to liberal heroes