The commonwealth was fairly serious regional power. The 17th century it almost annexed Russia, but it came to an end as it had weakened further and further until it was partitioned by three empires; Russia, Prussia, and Austria. Their sovereignty had been eliminated, however thier culture never died.
This clip explains how World War I came to be a global war after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia for the assassination, and each country's allies declare war on the opposing countries.
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.
The Milirary coup launched in Morocco under franco's command generals across spain would rise up in every city. The police would reluctantly work with the leftist. This cooperation would result in the coos miscarriage. Cities across the republic would either fall or not beginning to draw the front lines to a new bloody civil war. We take a in depth look at this battle.