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Season 2018 / 2019 – Talk 8 a
in the Austro Hungarian Empire (a) Jo Huddleston tells us about the early years of the Empire. He tells us that there were Prime Ministers in both Austria and Hungary. He discusses the stress this caused and the need for the Emperor to keep tight control.
We hear about the suicide of Franz Joseph’s son and how Franz Ferdinand became the heir apparent.
We also learn about the international weakness of the Austro Hungarian Empire (a) and the threats from other nations.
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