Fall of Eagles: Austria-Hungary Declares War
00:40:25 - 00:43:10
  • 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.

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  1. Why does the general believe action against the Serbs is necessary?
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    identify the causes of World War I and reasons for U.S. entry
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