Was the war Inevitable or else Who were Responsible for Breaking out of the War? Cover Image

Elkerülhetetlen volt-e a háború, avagy kik voltak a Nagy háború felelősei?
Was the war Inevitable or else Who were Responsible for Breaking out of the War?

Author(s): Csaba Surányi
Subject(s): Diplomatic history, Economic history, Military history, Political history, Social history, 19th Century, Pre-WW I & WW I (1900 -1919)
Published by: Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem, Új-és Jelenkori Egyetemes Történeti Tanszék
Keywords: Sarajevo; Mlada Bosna; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Serbia; Habsburgs; the Great Powers;
Summary/Abstract: By the summer of nineteen-hundred-fourteen, the political, military situation and the public opinion was mature for the war. When the war broke out, its purposes were not at all clear, the least the end result. The Great War had redrawn the map of Europe, rewrote its political order and had established new states. Europe has lost its role as leader of the world as a result of the word war started as a regional conflict. The great powers were unable to recognize that the war was the worst possible scenario, it was a disaster. Was the war inevitable? Why did it break out and why just then? Who were responsible for breaking out of the war? What were the goals of the rulers, governments and influential groups? Who were the real decision makers? Could the newly found interrelated facts significantly alter the judgment of events and key actors? Which are those questions that we still find controversial? We are looking for the answer to these questions in this essay. For presenting the regional background of the events, we have in large part used literature and sources published in the 2010s in Serbian language while striving to present the differing Serb views.

  • Page Range: 227-243
  • Page Count: 17
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: Hungarian