Australia 's Involvement During The War

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INTRODUCTION World War 1, or the “Great War” as many referred to it, is considered to be one of the worst and deadliest conflicts in history of earth. During a stretch of four long years, more than 9 million soldiers and 7 million civilians were killed, as well as resulting in crippling war debts that reached 6.6 billion. France, Germany, Britain and Italy were considered the Central Powers of the war, despite multiple other countries participating. This report will cover the main aspects of Australia’s involvement in the war, as well as how it affected Australia as a nation. GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE WAR World War 1 came to life on the 28 July 1914 after a Serbian nationalist secret society known as ‘The Black Hand’ orchestrated the assassination of the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand. The murder took place whilst the Archduke and his wife were riding in a carriage through the streets of civilised Saravejo, and sparked a drastic retaliation by Austria-Hungary. Prior to the assassination, the current holder of the Austria-Hungary throne Franz Josef had been searching for ways to establish a deeper influence in the Balkans and to overthrow abolish the current nationalist movement in Serbia. The slaying of his nephew and heir at the hands of the Serbian gave Franz Josef his long awaited opportunity to commence a rivalry and war between the nations. After a long 3 weeks, a final response was issued from Austria-Hungary whom demanded an answer

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