5 July: Following Tschirchky’s advice to have a plan
Posted on July 5th, 1914 by admin
5 July: Following Tschirschky’s advice to have a plan and his and Berchtold’s views Hoyos says Serbia is to be invaded without prior diplomatic steps and the country partitioned between Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria and Albania. What remained would become a client state of the Empire.
Zimmermann says it is for Austria-Hungary to decide what to do but it is necessary to act immediately so as not to alert the Entente. Zimmermann has the impression that Austria-Hungary will act quickly.
He also tells Hoyos he thinks there is a 90 percent probability of a European war. [More]