Ruth Henig's The Origins of the First World War (Lancaster Pamphlets) PDF

By Ruth Henig

ISBN-10: 0415261856

ISBN-13: 9780415261852

"The Origins of the 1st global War" is a concise creation to at least one of the key historic controversies. This pamphlet: surveys the roots of the clash; assesses the legacy of Bismarck's international relations; outlines the assassination challenge; makes a speciality of affects affecting person international locations; and examines the ancient debate. This version encompasses a new advent, a chronology of the major occasions and an replace at the ancient debate explaining the instructions within which the historiography is heading.

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And Serb appetites were whetted by the Italian military successes in 1911 against the Turkish possessions of Tripolitania and Cyrenaica in North Africa. Growing Balkans unrest The Italian victory over Turkish forces in North Africa in late 1911 and subsequent seizure of the Dodecanese Islands in the Aegean in May of the following year, combined with bombardments and naval raids on the Dardanelles, paved the way for a Balkans explosion with possibly catastrophic consequences. The German Kaiser commented in October 1911 that Italy’s action might be the first step towards a ‘world war with all its terrors’.

Growing Balkans unrest The Italian victory over Turkish forces in North Africa in late 1911 and subsequent seizure of the Dodecanese Islands in the Aegean in May of the following year, combined with bombardments and naval raids on the Dardanelles, paved the way for a Balkans explosion with possibly catastrophic consequences. The German Kaiser commented in October 1911 that Italy’s action might be the first step towards a ‘world war with all its terrors’. The Italian Prime Minister, Giolitti, forecast the outcome even before the event, in a remarkably prophetic speech: The integrity of what remains of the Ottoman Empire is one of the principles on which the equilibrium and peace of Europe is based….

The decline of Turkey The Habsburg Empire itself was concerned to hold together its territorial possessions and to maintain its position as a great European power. This was becoming increasingly difficult, not just because of the growing nationalist pressures inside Austria-Hungary but also because of the inability of the Turkish Empire to maintain control of its European subjects. The nineteenth century witnessed a succession of crises triggered off by Turkey’s decline into ‘the sick man of Europe’, and each one threatened to bring AustriaHungary and Russia into military conflict.

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