Austria-Hungary in British public opinion 1866-1918.
Ellsworth, Edward William
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Austria-Hungary was the first major power to be destroyed by nationalism which triumphed in Europe between the two World Wars and now appears as determining force in Asia and Africa. Today friction among ethnic groups in all parts of the world, financial burdens resulting from military preparedness, threats of Russian expansion, and the obstacles to any political or economic European union renew interest in similar difficulties which confronted the Habsburg Empire. Great Britain's reaction to conditions in Austria-Hungary vividly illustrates the multiplicity of factors in public opinion--the constant struggle between emotion and considered judgment as well as the importance of basic cultural, religious, and political beliefs which color all ideas and attitudes.
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