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A ustria declares war What was Austria-Hungary to do? It is important to realise that Austria hated Serbia anyway. Nationalism threatened the very existence of the 'polyglot empire', and the Austrian Chief of Staff General Hotzendorf had asked for a 'surprise' war to destroy Serbia more than 25 times in the eight years after So the assassination was used by Austria as an opportunity to sort out the Serbs: Austria-Hungary approached the Germans and got a promise the so-called Was germany to blame for world blank cheque ' that they could rely on Germany's support.
The Austro-Hungarian government sent Serbia an ultimatum containing ten really tough demands. Failure to meet all of these demands, they said, would result in war. They expected Serbia to reject the ultimatum, which would give Austria-Hungary an excuse to invade.
But the Serb government did not reject the ultimatum. Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. Source A The Austrian government was not much concerned to punish the crime of Sarajevo.
They wanted to punish a different crime - the crime that Serbia committed by existing as a free national state. The historian Paul Schroeder, insuggested that the question should not be why war broke out inbut why not before?
What snapped in ? The answer, he argued, was Austria-Hungary.
Source B The sentence that caused a war 6. The [Serbian] Government considers it its duty as a matter of course to begin an investigation against all those persons who have participated in the outrage of June 28th and who are in its territory.
As far as the cooperation in this investigation of specially delegated officials of the [Austro-Hungarian] Government is concerned, this cannot be accepted, as this is a violation of the constitution and of criminal procedure. Serbian Response to the Ultimatum, 25 July, 2. Russia mobilises The Serbs had wrong-footed the Austrians.
Whereas, on 28 June, everyone in the world had supported the Austrians, now they looked unfair, unreasonable and war-mad.
As the Austrian army shelled Belgrade the capital of Serbia the Serbians called up their army and asked their ally, Russia, for help. What was Russia to do? Russia did not want war. The Russian Grand Council decided - if Serbia was invaded - not to give military support, but to appeal to a conference of the Great Powers.
Even the mad Rasputin warned that a war would destroy Russia. But the Tsar Nicholas had already let down Serbia in the Bosnian crisis of And - he told the Kaiser in a telegram - it was a matter of right and wrong see Source C.
Nicholas decided to mobilise call up his army. At first, Nicholas hoped to mobilise only against Austria-Hungary, but -when his generals told him that this was impossible - he was forced to order a general mobilisation against Germany as well as Austria-Hungary. However, he sent a telegram to the Kaiser assuring him that the mobilisation was NOT against Germany.
Source C An unjust war has been declared on a weak country. The anger in Russia shared fully by me is enormous. I foresee that very soon I shall be overwhelmed by the pressure forced upon me and be forced to take extreme measures which will lead to war. To try and avoid such a calamity as a European war I beg you in the name of our old friendship to do what you can to stop your allies from going too far.
S chlieffen Plan - Germany's response What was Germany to do? To allow a country to mobilise against you without response, said the Germans, was like allowing someone to hold a loaded gun to your head without doing anything. Of course, the Germans knew what they were going to do.
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The Treaty says that Germany and its allies caused the war damages inflicted upon the Allies as a consequence of the war. Obviousy, the ships of the Allies sunk as a consequence of the war were sunk by the action of Germany and its allies.
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this angered u.S. b/c we said it was unfair of Germany to sink the ship without any prior warning. Germany's response was that the ship. As nations gear up to mark years since the start of World War One, academic argument still rages over which country was to blame for the conflict.
Education Secretary for England Michael Gove. Don't Blame Germany for Greece's Debt Crisis. Lazy caricatures of Germany that harken back to World War stereotypes may make a dry economic tale more entertaining, and seduce us into thinking. Germany was a continental power recently unified and fast developing.
Britain was an island with an established overseas empire, and, crucially, an economy in relative decline.