Author Bednar, Kurt, author
Title Transatlantic relations and the Great War : Austria-Hungary and the United States / Kurt Bednar
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2022
book jacket
 Modern History Library  327.730436 B412    AVAILABLE    30550100700689
 人文社會聯圖  E183.8.A9 B43 2022    AVAILABLE    30600020141330
Descript xv, 303 pages ; 24 cm
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Series Routledge studies in modern history
Routledge studies in modern history
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
A brief history of relations between Vienna and Washingtons -- Mass migration from (old) Austria to the United States -- United States neutrality or no way back for Austrians -- Diplomatic feud or countdown to disaster (April 1917-October 1918) -- Paris 1919
"Transatlantic Relations and the Great War explores the relations between the Danube Monarchy of Austria-Hungary and the modern US democracy and how that relationship developed over decades until it ended in a final rupture. As the First World War drew to a close in late 1918, the Mid-European Union was created to fill the vacuum in Central and Eastern Europe as the old Danube Monarchy of Austria-Hungary was falling apart. One year before, in December 1917, the United States had declared war on Austria-Hungary and, overnight, huge masses of immigrants from the Habsburg Empire became enemy aliens in the US. Offering a major deviation from traditional historiography, this book explains how the countdown of mostly diplomatic events in that fatal year 1918 could have taken an alternative course. In additional to providing a narrative account of Austrian-Hungarian relations with the US in the years leading up to the First World War, the author also demonstrates how an almost total ignorance of the affairs of the Dual Monarchy to be found in the U.S. and vice versa. This book is a fascinating and important resource for students and scholars interested in modern European and U.S. history, diplomatic relations, and war studies"-- Provided by publisher
Subject United States -- Foreign relations -- Austria
Austria -- Foreign relations -- United States
Austria -- Foreign relations -- 1918-1938
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1913-1921
World War, 1914-1918 -- Austria
Mid-European Union (Organization) -- History
Austria -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century
Austria -- Foreign public opinion, American
Alt Title Austria-Hungary and the United States