This certain and accomplished account describes the interaction of inner and exterior elements within the emergence of the Austro-Hungarian military from a coastal defence strength in 1904 to a good conflict strength able to the joint operations with different Triple Alliance fleets within the Mediterranean by way of the eve of global warfare I. via 1914 the Austro-Hungarian army used to be the 6th biggest military on the earth and the standard of its officials and males used to be extensively acknowledged by means of such a lot ecu naval observers on the time. The booklet describes the relationships among naval leaders, the inheritor to the throne Archduke Francis Ferdinand, and the Parliament in shaping the twin Monarchy's naval coverage. It additionally exhibits how the adjustments in overseas coverage in Italy and underlying animosities among Rome and Vienna ended in a naval race within the Adriatic that finally reinforced Germany's naval place in recognize to nice Britain within the North Sea.
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