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“With just as much determination and persistence however we will have to oppose those elements […], who for political  […] reasons, in such decisive and fateful times for the fatherland, adopt an indifferent or indeed hostile attitude towards the armed forces and the State.”

Austro-Hungarian Minister-President Karl Graf von Stürgkh, September 1914.
 

Although the Austro-Hungarian AOK [Armeeoberkommando] prior to 1914 had repeatedly expressed uncertainty with regard...
At the end of the war the Austro-Hungarian army was shaken by numerous internal revolts due of the continuing conflict, lack of food and nationalist tensions that crossed the multiethnic empire. Episodes of mutiny spread in the rear and in the internal front, while the desertions increased exponentially starting from 1917, especially among Slavic and Hungarian ethnic groups.
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