Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Vienna against St. Petersburg

Two years short of a century ago today, following the first day of battle, the Austro-Hungarian Empire declared war on the Russian Empire.

The successor to the Western Roman Empire and the successor to the Eastern Roman Empire were at full war with each other.

The old order was at each other at gunpoint. To paraphrase, Sir Edward Grey, the lights were indeed going out.

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