Skip to comments.100 years ago today Austria declared war on Serbia, the first declaration of World War 1
Posted on 07/28/2014 8:03:29 AM PDT by C19fan
Although many consider the opening act of World War I to be the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand at Sarajevo - its centennial was just a month ago (28 June) - the first actual declaration of war took place a hundred years ago today, when Austria-Hungary initiated hostilities against Serbia, after the latter rejected a draconian Austrian ultimatum intended to give Austria a free hand in bringing Franz Ferdinand's killers to account. As a result, Russia - self-appointed protector of the "South Slavs" - mobilized against Austria, which panicked the Germans (fearful of a two-front war against both France and her Russian ally) and so it went...
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One can’t help but wonder if what will be regarded as the opening act of WW3 has already occured.
The Guns of August is a must read on the subject. Here’s a great documentary on the subject:
Ah yes! The war to end all wars.
Didn’t turn out that way sadly.
More like, The War That Set Up the Next War.
What We Can Learn From Woodrow Wilson’s Great Blunder The Case for Staying Out of Other People’s Wars
I think I saw the documentary when I was kid. I watched it again. Industrial death.
World War 1. France and Britain’s manipulation to take down the German people out of pure penis envy.
Have that on my reading list. Perhaps if Serbian terrorists had been better contained...the Serbians continue to play the same games as they did in the 1990s, attacking SERBIAN villages themselves and blaming it on Croats.
Remember to listen to foreign policy experts like Max Boot (who thinks WWI was a glorious success) and call Ron Paul and Pat Buchanan names!