Now they have German backing the Austrians make plans
Posted on July 5th, 1914 by admin
Now they have German backing the Austrians make plans to deal with Serbia.
So as not to jeopardise international support by launching an invasion without warning they decide to first send Serbia an ultimatum making demands the Serbs are almost bound to reject.
Germany wants Austria to act quickly but disagreement over the terms of the ultimatum, the steps to be taken after its likely rejection, and military unreadiness, rule out rapid action.