austria-hungary austria-hungary

Definition(s):

  • (n) a geographical area in central and eastern Europe; broken into separate countries at the end of World War I

News

  1. Balance of power in 1914

    When World War I erupted in the summer of 1914, Britain, France and Russia had the demographic advantage, with a combined population of 260 million to 120 million for Austria-Hungary and Germany. Military alliances bound Europe's great powers into rival blocs, with a Triple Alliance formed in 1882 by Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy -- although Rome would switch sides in 1915. The Triple ...
    on February 7, 2014     Source: AFP via Yahoo! News

  2. Europe's great powers and the 'suicidal' war

    On the eve of World War I, Europe's great powers ruled the globe, their scientists, engineers and artists at the peak of innovation. But its roots were firmly in Europe. From the Urals to the Atlantic, these powers -- Britain, France, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Russia and the Ottoman Empire -- were in many ways unchanged since the 18th century. Many were even ruled by the same centuries-old ...
    on February 7, 2014     Source: AFP via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  • "Michael Fassbender, he'd never seen any movies by GW Pabst [Austria-Hungary-born Georg Wilhelm Pabst, 1885-1967], who he had written a book on," Tarantino begins. "So I had him watch about four or five Pabst movies [Pabst made 40 films...
    on Aug 20, 2009 By: Quentin Tarantino Source: National Post

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