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Why did Germany support Austria-Hungary in its decisions against Serbia?

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10/07/2007

In all the key decision, Austria-Hungary was encouraged by the German General Staff to be high-handed and unresaonable and to behave in a way likely to lead to war. Austria-Hungary was shamelessly used in order to unleash a European war. (So you really need to word the question differently). This view is supported by relevant documents. See, for example, the work of Fritz Fischer and also David Fromkin, Europe's Last Summer: Who started the Great War in 1914? (2004) ISBN 0-375-41156-9, ISBN 0-375-72575-X (paperback)