Brill’s Digital Library of World War I

Get access
Search Results: | 12 of 74 |

Armed Forces (Austria-Hungary)
(3,011 words)

Armed Forces (Austria-Hungary)

The organization of the Austro-Hungarian Armed Forces during the First World War originated in the Compromise of 1867. Under this agreement the Habsburg Monarchy sported the outward appearance of a dual monarchy, yet internally there was minimal uniformity, and the merest balance of interests. The major weakness of the Compromise between the Kingdom of Hungary and the remainder of the Double Monarchy was the fact that the Slavs within Austria-Hungary, who had mainly settled in the Austrian Empire, were prevented from the equal consideration of the…

Cite this page
Rauchensteiner, Manfried, “Armed Forces (Austria-Hungary)”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 26 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2015

▲   Back to top   ▲