In this second batch of episodes, Austria developed its response, as events in Serbia inflamed opinion, and the hardliners tried to persuade the Hungarian Minister President that war was a great cause to invest in. We finish with an alternative look at Russia, which may change how you view the period altogether.
July Crisis Project #7: Tisza's Pressure (7th July 1914)
On 7th July Austro-Hungarian statesmen met to discuss the previous events and formulate policy. The result was a fundamental transformation of how the Habsburgs planned on representing themselves in the coming days.
July Crisis Project #8: Death of a Statesman (10th July 1914)
On 10th July, as Berchtold and Conrad attempted to overcome their own respective obstacles, an event occurred in Serbia which dramatically changed the atmosphere...
July Crisis Project #9: Belgrade Alight (roughly 10-13 July 1914)
Picking up the pieces after the death of the Russian ambassador, the Habsburg foreign minister acquires evidence which he believes, will finally persuade the Hungarian minister president towards war.
July Crisis Project #10: Persuading Tisza (14 July 1914)
Armed with his pro-action arguments, the Austro-Hungarian foreign minister believed he had finally acquired the tools he could use to persuade the most ardent opponent of his plans: the Hungarian minister president...
July Crisis Project #11: Profiiles #3 Russia
The story of how Russia came to be opposed against Germany and Austria is one you have heard many times. This time, we take a different tone, and suggest that Russia's old enemy may not have been as forgotten as some histories would have you believe...