Austria-Hungary was the final form of the Habsburg Monarchy in Austria and a constitutional union between the Austrian Empire and the Apostolic Kingdom of Hungary that existed from 1867 (just after the Austrian Empire's defeat to Germany in the Austro-Prussia War) until 1918 (when Austria-Hungary was dismembered by the Treaty of Versailles).

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What was austria-hungary afraid of in world war 1?

They weren't afraid of anything. They knew that war would start eventually and wanted to get it over with. They wanted more land and power. If they were afraid they wouldn't have tried to takeover country's


Did Austria-Hungary start World War I?

Yes they did. After the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie had taken place by a Black Hand member, Austria started war against Serbia.

Yes, but becauser Serbia refused the ultimatum sent.

Austria-Hungary did not start WWI. They all had their part in it, because simply put, its all about inevitability. All the way from the time of the Napoleonic Wars up to WWI, everything was pretty much calm. Not too many wars happened, and when they did they didn't last too long and there weren't many killed. Anyhow, during this period, all these European countries became more powerful. Bascially, they all got very rich and what better place to invest all that money but the army. So therefore, by the late 1800s and the early 1900s, all of these European countries such as Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Austria-Hungary, England, and others were very wealthy, and they all had a powerful military. So, four sources of tension came up: nationalism, political and family rivalries, military buildups, and the alliance systems. So basically, all of Europe could be viewed as a lake full of gasoline, just waiting for that match to fall in a cause the explosion. WWI was inevitable and was going to happen weather Gavrillo Princep killed Ferdinand or not.

Austria started conflict and later the world war 1 because they had always wanted to crush Serbia who had helped and encouraged the Serbs living in Bosnia, Austria to uprise against the Austrian government and break free from their rule. Austria feared that if the Serbs succeeded then the other nationalities in Austria like the Poles, Croats, Ukranians would also break off and make their empire weak. They therefore decided that it would be best to crush Serbia, and so when the Serbian terrorist group "Black Hand" shot the heir to the throne Franz Ferdinand on June 28 1914 Austria sent an ultimatum to Serbia expecting it not to be accepted because they thought that this assasination would be a perfect excuse to crush Serbia once and for all. And when the Serbia accepted all but one of Austria's ultimatum demands ( which were brutal and hard to comply with) Austria declared war against Serbia (as it had always wanted) And so, I guess you could say that Austria did begin major conflict and was the very first nation to proclaim war.

I totally agree with you Austria pretty much just wanted a reason to start a war and when it got support from Germany it didn't think twice about negotiating some other punishment for Serbia but it declared war not understanding that the Russian were going to support Serbia and France would support Russia and so it would become something much bigger.

CommentThe Serbs *argreed* to most of the points in the ultimatum from Austria-Hungary, and the latter came very close to accepting. However, the German General Staff, which was the key actor and manipulator, immediately used its influence to strengthen the hawks in Vienna. All that talk what about Austria did and didn't want to do is based on the notion that its politicians were operating in some kind of vacuum. Life isn't that simple!

What did Austria-Hungary do in the balkans in 1908?

They invaded Bosnia who at the time were rather close allies of Serbia. This made Serbia angry and thus forth they contacted Russia who were allies with Serbia. Russia then said that if Austria-Hungary do anything to Serbia, Russia will have to react. Then after the assassination A-H shelled the capital of Serbia and that started the war.


Why did Serbia get angry at Austria-Hungary in 1908?

Austria-Hungary annexed Bosnia, a territory near the Balkan Peninsula Serbia had had its eyes on.


What led to the disagreement between Austria-Hungary and Serbia to become a world war 1?

The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.


Why were Austria-Hungary Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria Germany's allies in World War 1?

Both Austria-Hungary and Germany feared Russia, the Ottoman Empire was also an old enemy of Russia. Also, Germany had been diplomatically isolated pre-WWI by contesting France's takeover of Morroco so that it could demand more colonial territory. Austria-Hungary was one of the few nations it could rely on, and so, although Austria-Hungary was highly aggressive in an unstable area (the Balkans), Germany felt it needed at least this powerful ally. Germany had also been heavily investing in the Ottoman Empire pre-WWI. The Ottoman Empire probably also was angry at Britain for forcing it to make Kuwait autnomous. Bulgaria came into the war after it had started, but it had for a long time desired Macedonia, then a part of Serbia, as part of its country. Bulgaria's royal lineage can also be traced back to the Germany during the time of the war.


Why did Austria Hungary start World War 1?

They believed Germany would back them.


What country thought some lands within Austria Hungary belonged to it during World War 1?

Serbia is the country that thought some lands within Austria Hungary belonged to it during World War 1.


What four nations did Austria-Hungary dissolve into?

Austria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia.


How many times did Austria-Hungary attack Serbia?

i honestly do not know. But in our world, people are always figthing and getting into wars. If you don't like my answer because it tells you nothing,because it does, I would specify your question...During WWI, WWII, cummulative basis...? please specify. That may help other, smarter people to answer this question better.


What was Austria-Hungary?

The transformation of the Austrian Empire into Austria-Hungary dates from the 'Ausgleich' (usually tranlated as 'Compromise') of 1867.

In 1866 Austria suffered a disastrous defeat at the hands of Prussia and was in effect expelled from Germany. There was a danger that the Hungarians, who had rebelled in 1848-49, might again rise in rebellion against Habsburg rule. (That said, negotiations for some kind of autonomy for Hungary had been in progress before the war of 1866).

This vast empire (the second largest state in Europe - after Russia) disintegrated in 1918.


Why did Austria-Hungary and Serbia did not get along?

very little known fact is that there was custom war between AH v Serbia trading pigs and plums.

Second AH used Serb as their border guards against Ottoman empire trough western Europe

So it was trade off for relative autonomy of Serbian People.

Annex of Bosnia was major step that was parallel to idea of South Slavs living in Same Country where intellectuality elite in that time was seduced by this new thing called Yugoslavia.


What event led Austria Hungary to declare war on Serbia?

Killing of Princ Ferdinand by Gavrilo Princip member of Youth Bosna

World War 1

Why did Austria-Hungary declare war on Serbia in 1914?

The Austro-Hungarians invaded Serbia, because 6 Serbian men planned to kill the archduke Franz Ferdinand, and one man named Gavrilo Princip succeeded after the archduke's driver took a wrong turn to hospital. Gavrilo also killed the archduke's wife Sophia (Duchess)

Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia because they had just taken over Bosnia but people there considered themselves as Serbs and wanted Bosnia to be part of Serbia. A member from a Serbian group called the Black Hand group assassinated Austria's next in line to the throne Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo. Austria blamed Serbia for this so sent them an ultimatum. The Serbian government couldn't fulfill all the demands so Austria declared war on Serbia.">Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia because they had just taken over Bosnia but people there considered themselves as Serbs and wanted Bosnia to be part of Serbia. A member from a Serbian group called the Black Hand group assassinated Austria's next in line to the throne Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo. Austria blamed Serbia for this so sent them an ultimatum. The Serbian government couldn't fulfill all the demands so Austria declared war on Serbia.
Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia as a response to the assassination of Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand by Gabrillo Princip. Austria-Hungary wanted revenge and with the backing of Germany they sent Serbia an ultimatum. They made the terms unnacceptable, and when Serbia could not meet all the terms Austria-Hungary declared war.


Who is the Archduke of Austria Hungary?

Archduke Franz Ferdinand


What is the country created from Serbia Montenegro and Austria Hungary?

The new country created in 1918-19 was Yugoslavia


When did Austria-Hungary split?

Austria Hungary split into 11 new nations after World War I in 1918. The 11 new nations are:

  1. Hungary
  2. Austria
  3. Poland
  4. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  5. Romania
  6. Montenegro
  7. Serbia
  8. Ukraine
  9. Czechoslovakia
  10. Slovenia
  11. Croatia
History of Europe

Who is Maria Theresa?

Maria Theresa was Archduchess of Austria, the first and only female ruler of Austria for the 650 years of Austrian history. She was the daughter of Charles II, Holy Roman Emperor, whose only son died in 1716 when he was just a baby. Maria Theresa, being a woman, could not succeed to the imperial throne of the Holy Roman Empire, but she succeeded to the royal thrones of Croatia, Dalmatia and Bohemia. She eventually became Holy Roman Empress, when she married Francis I, her father's succesor. She was the de facto ruler of the Holy Roman Empire. Francis I and Maria Theresa had 16 children - their 15th child and youngest daughter was the famous Marie Antoinette.


What role did nationalism in Austria-Hungary play in starting World War 1?

Ever since the early 1820s nationalism had been a threat to the Austrian Empire's very existence - first German nationalism, then Italian nationalism, Hungarian, Czech, Polish, Croat, Serbian, Romanian nationalism. In the years before WW1 Austria-Hungary was particularly concerned about Slav nationalism, which it saw as a vehicle for Russian influence and interference. In 1878 during a key stage in the break-up of the Ottoman Empire (in Europe) Bosnia-Herzegovina had been made an Austrian protectorate. In 1908 it looked briefly as if Turkey might become democratic and respectable and demand the area back. In an attempt to forestall this, Austria annexed the area outright. This infuriated Serb nationalists as they regarded Bosnia-Herzegovina as Serbian, though their claims then, as now, were weak.


Who was the leader of Austria-Hungary after World War 1?

There was no Austria-Hungary after WWI it was broken up after the first world war


What was the impact of World War 1 on civilians in Austria-Hungary?

By the end of WW1 civilians in some of the big cities, especially Vienna, were close to starvation. Their condition was utterly wretched. In Hungary conditions were somewhat better, but the country was sliding towards a Bolshevist revolution, bloodshed and foreign intervention.


Did Austria-Hungary take over Bosnia?



What languages were spoken in Austria-Hungary?

The western portion spoke German and more eastern spoke slavic languages, Hungarian among others.


What was the size of the military for austria-hungary in 1914?

1914 it was divided amongst 16 Military Districts and comprising 325,000 active troops at all levels as well as 40,000 Austrian Lanwher and 30,000 troops of the Hungarian Honved.


Why did francie austria-Hungary German Russia and brittani join war?

The answer is type the real deal don't give us fake questions that never existed ok.


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