In analyzing the causes of World War I without concern for the question of guilt, the author places emphasis on two central facts: first, that when statesmen and peoples took actions they knew might lead to war, they were not envisaging the catastrophe that the war became but rather a quick and limited war; and, second, that among the many conflicts that might have led to war, the one that did was the threat to the integrity of Austria-Hungary posed by Serbia and Serb nationalism.Both called for drastic changes in the order of society and the structure of the economy; both were hostile to the aristocracy and were no more than tolerant of the dynasty itself. Both demanded far-reaching reforms. And farreaching reforms didanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Long Fuse|
|Publisher||:||Waveland Press - 1997-05-15|