July 1914

THE JULY CRISIS The coalitions of the great war

The existence of political-military coalitions on the eve of the war aggravated the crisis. Germany promised unconditional support to the Hapsburg Empire in its diplomatic and military pressure against Serbia. The clash between the two coalitions of European powers escalated gradually to a conflict of worldwide character. As a consequence new powers, has the U.S.A. and Japan, come to the ranking of great powers.