By Istvan Deak
Within the final seventy years of its lengthy and distinct life, the Habsburg monarchy used to be suffering from the forces of emerging nationalism. nonetheless, it preserved family peace and supplied the stipulations for social, monetary, and cultural growth in an unlimited sector inhabited through 11 significant nationalities and nearly as many confessional teams. This research investigates the social starting place, schooling, education, code of honor, way of life, and political function of the Habsburg officials. concurrently conservative and liberal, the officer corps, initially composed customarily of aristocrats, willingly coopted hundreds of thousands of commoners--among them a unprecedented variety of Jews. Even in the course of global battle I, the military and its officials persisted, surviving the dissolution of the country in October 1918, if basically through a couple of days. the tip of the multinational Habsburg military additionally marked the top of confessional and ethnic tolerance in crucial and East significant Europe.
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