Fall of Eagles: Austria-Hungary Declares War
World History → World War I → Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
World History → World War I → Prelude to the War
An Austro-Hungarian general advises Emperor Franz Josef I to take punitive actions against Serbia for the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Emperor Franz Josef worries about the greater implications of these actions since Russia is Serbia's ally. The general believes that the Austro-Hungarian alliance with Germany is enough to restrain them.
Public Discussion Questions
Why does the general believe action against the Serbs is necessary?
How does Franz Josef feel about the proposal? Why?
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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studiesidentify the causes of World War I and reasons for U.S. entry
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