Austro-Hungarian Monarchy

The Habsburg Renewal, Otto von Habsburg

He was born into a world where the rule of dynasties, including his own, was unquestionable. By the time of his death, the position of monarchies in the world had undergone huge changes and he was never given the chance of being crowned Emperor and King.

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The Hungarian political elite and the outbreak of World War I

The Hungarian political history of the outbreak of World War I is a thoroughly researched area in Hungarian historical science.[2] One cannot expect huge surprises; there are no secrets yet to be uncovered, and it is not likely that new and formerly unknown, nevertheless relevant pieces of knowledge can be discovered.

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The lost golden age of Hungary

The expression “golden age” carries a variety of meanings. Originally, it was used in Greek mythology. The golden age was the era of harmony among the gods. It was the age ruled by Khronos, the god of time. People were not yet envious or greedy, and violence was an unknown phenomenon. They needed no laws, nor did they have to struggle to make a living. The concept of the golden age appears in other cultures as well. The Hindus mark time with this concept.

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National delirium

In the whole of Europe, the summer of 1914 was about whether there would be a war or not. When it turned out that the weapons would go off, the society and political elite of every participating country were pervaded by enthusiasm for the war. All over Europe, even those social democrats that had previously been expressly against an armed conflict joined those who faithfully supported the war.

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Central Europe’s Cultural Heritage

Before anything is said about Central Europe, we have to clear up what we are talking about. The term “Central Europe” only went into widespread use in the first half of the 19th century, although it was completely general by the end, or at least by the start of the...

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The King Is Dead! Long Live the King!

The Hungarian Perspective[1] Ruler of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy Franz Joseph I, aged 86, died on November 21, 1916 in Schönbrunn. He was buried on November 30. On December 30 Charles, aged 29, was crowned king of Hungary in Budapest.   High Politics Outlook...

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