By Samuel R. Williamson
A textual content at the coming of worldwide struggle I in terms of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. a part of a chain of specifically commissioned titles concentrating on major and sometimes debatable occasions and issues of worldwide historical past within the current century.
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While internal political issues in both Austria and Hungary were disruptive, few believed the power of the state was seriously threatened. On the other hand, the nationality issue remained potentially explosive. If within acceptable limits at the start of 1912 and not much different from earlier, nationalism with its domestic and international ramifications remained volatile and threatening. And nowhere were there greater explosive possibilities than in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the monarchy's two imperial provinces.
6 The Austrian finance minister, Wenzel Zaleski, the person responsible for finding money for the payment of the common programmes, would only attend the Council when revenue issues were discussed. Moreover, Stiirgkh appointed the Austrian defence minister who managed a large bureaucracy and a budget that consumed a quarter of all Austrian state expenditures. For Stiirgkh and his ministerial associates, defence and foreign policy issues generally had one of three dimensions: the annual military budget, the number of recruits, and policies for Bosnia and Herzegovina.
He regularly participated in the Common Ministerial Council. 6 The Austrian finance minister, Wenzel Zaleski, the person responsible for finding money for the payment of the common programmes, would only attend the Council when revenue issues were discussed. Moreover, Stiirgkh appointed the Austrian defence minister who managed a large bureaucracy and a budget that consumed a quarter of all Austrian state expenditures. For Stiirgkh and his ministerial associates, defence and foreign policy issues generally had one of three dimensions: the annual military budget, the number of recruits, and policies for Bosnia and Herzegovina.