• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Historical Investigation. To what extent did the dissolution of Austria-Hungary influence the independence of the cultures that once existed within the Empire?

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

To what extent did the dissolution of Austria-Hungary influence the independence of the cultures that once existed within the Empire? By: Genc Hoxha Word Count: 1532 Number of Pages: 9 Section A: Plan of Investigation In the autumn of 19181, the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy collapsed, and caused many declarations of independence in the months of September and October. A month later, the war concluded for Austria-Hungary as they entered the armistice on the third of November2, and began to withdraw forces from allied territory. In order to determine the extent of Austria-Hungary's influence on the independent states, the investigation will examine the reasons to how the cultures were able to proclaim independence, and how some of these countries were able to receive land that was once theirs. These independent states include: Czechoslovakia, and Yugoslavia and Poland. Word Count: 110 Section B: Summary of Evidence Czechoslovakia: * Refers to the First Czechoslovak Republic. 3 * Existed from 1918 to 1938. 4 * Composed of Bohemia, Moravia, Czech Silesa, Slovakia and Supcarpathian Ruthenia. 5 * The first republic lies in point 10 of Woodrow Wilson's fourteen points. 6 * Austria-Hungary was weak, and so Woodrow Wilson was able to help form the independent country of Czechoslovakia.7 * Austria-Hungary showed their ...read more.

Middle

Since this source does not include a list of sources, the information may not be reliable. Finally, there are some perspective issues within this source by which whoever wrote this had over-traumatized some events, in order to side with the Czech. Source B: First World War.com, http://www.firstworldwar.com/source/greaterserbia_corfudeclaration.htm The origin of Source B is a primary official report that has been condensed and summarized by the individuals at Fist World War.com. The report is about the Corfu Declaration, which was declared on 20 July 1917. The purpose of this source is to inform the reader about how Yugoslavia came to become independent, and the rules that were outlined in the Corfu Declaration. Its value is that it is from a primary source showing the official rules that were outlined in the Corfu Declaration. Their limitation is the fact that it had been condensed and summarized by the people at First World War.com. This limits the value of the site since whoever summarized and condensed the original source may have left out information necessary within the site, and altered it to sympathize to one side. Word Count: 317 Section D. ...read more.

Conclusion

As the war went on, and the Austria-Hungary weakened, Poland was recognized as an independent state, and was formally known as the Second Polish Republic. 35 However, like the previous countries, Poland was only able to become independent and internationally recognized due to the collapse of the Russian, German and Austrio-Hungarian Empires. 36 In addition, like Czechoslovakia, Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points played an important role for Poland and met with opposition from European nations standing to lose power or territory. 37 Word Count: 560 Section E. Conclusion: Overall, by the end of the war, Austria-Hungary vanished, leaving a great hole in the centre of Europe. Imperial Germany was now a republic and old nations like Poland came out of history to live again. New nations, like Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia, struggled to be born. Austria-Hungary mainly collapsed because it could no longer keep itself afloat and its nationalities down, and the dissolution of this once powerful Empire impacted the independence of the cultures that once existed, such as Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia and Poland to a large extent. What these nations all have in common is that they spoke out and tried to receive recognition from the Allies, in which they were recognized positively and from the help of the Allies, were able to become independent states. Word Count: 133 Section E. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our International Baccalaureate History section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related International Baccalaureate History essays

  1. Notes on Italian unification - background and main events

    That Cavour secretly gave help to Garibaldi b) That Cavour put every obstacle in the path of Garibaldi c) The view that Victor Emanuel helped Garibaldi but Cavour didn't d) One view is that Cavour tried to persuade Victor Emanuel to arrest Garibaldi, but he'd already set off - Garibaldi

  2. Italian Unification Revision Notes. Italian Politics in 1815

    And handed over his conquests to the Piedmontese king. Garibaldi was offered the rank of Major General, the title of Prince, and a large pension. He refused them all and retired to Caprera with a year's supply of macaroni and little else.

  1. WW2 historical investigation. To assess the degree to which intelligence lead to the victory ...

    14 "The entry of the USA into the war brought not just significant numbers of escort warships (...), but perhaps even more significantly, the industrial capacity to mass manufacture cargo ships with the arrival of Henry Kaisers famed liberty ships."

  2. To what extent did the Prague spring weaken Moscow(TM)s hold over Czechoslovakia, and Eastern ...

    6.4% of its population). Soviet troops, after having liberated Eastern Europe from Nazi occupation, remained in the area. In February 1945 the allied leaders, Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin met at Yalta. Stalin suggested that Eastern Europe be under a 'Soviet sphere of influence'. This meant (technically speaking)

  1. World War 1 Information

    North for jobs > Increased racial tension > Race riots break out in St. Louis in July 1917 > Huge riot in Chicago in 1917 killed 100 people > Women start working in place of men > American propaganda tries to rally public opinion of war > 200,000 men fled

  2. To what extent was Tanzanian independence dependant on the personality of Julius Nyerere?

    a rise in education in Tanganyika and there was a start of the national movement. Julius Nyerere was educated in a Roman Catholic school, and studied in Edinburgh University.1. This shows that education was available, even if to a few.

  1. Favorable external and internal circumstances, not Bismarcks diplomatic genius, explain the unification of Germany ...

    One could argue, that the decline of Austrian influence in Germany began with its exclusion from the Zollverein[4]. Being excluded from the customs union meant that by 1849 Austria experienced deep economic and financial problems. But, it also symbolized the rise of Prussian influence, as it had all of a

  2. IB History HL, Extended Notes: Russia, the Tsars, the Provisional Govenment and the Revolution.

    Why did Russia lose? 1. Russia assumed a fast and easy victory Presumed Great power against ?yellow peril? 2. Japan enjoyed strategic advantages easier access to the war (short sea route versus Russia?s 1 rail line), more troops (180000 which could easily be reinforced versus Russia?s 100000), fanatical nationalist troops,

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work