The Balkans has been an ethnically diverse region in Europe. It served as border fo Western, Eastern, and Islamic worlds. Its Long history consists of many independent kingdoms as well as even more empires attempting to conquer the region. The Byzantines, Ottomans, and Austrians all took thier shot at the region.
The Croatian Serbs refused to let this happen again, and rose up in Knin in August, securing small arms and barricading roads. Borisav Jovic, now head of the Yugoslav presdency, was ready to offer support to the Croatian Serb's concern. Tudman, however, would not accept this. We will uncover how all this played out.
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.
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.