He was responsible for the whole thing. Yet much more serious crises in Morocco in andLibya inthe Balkans inand others were resolved peacefully.
In most cases, the great power least impacted by the crisis intervened to help reach resolution; thus did Great Britain host the conference that ended the Balkan Wars. Germany has also been to the fore in seeking a diplomatic solution to the Ukraine crisis although it remains to be seen whether this will produce acceptable results.
Wars and civil conflict These national revolutions were generally accompanied and followed by years of wars and civil conflict.
The war also means different things to the constituent parts of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire. The idea of protecting the soldiers as well as the necessity to have vehicles that can do more damage to the enemies in warfare and the development of industrial technologies made war tanks possible.
The Kaiser went into exile, and Germany plunged into economic and political chaos that paved the way for the rise of Hitler. You could easily imagine fitting Yugoslavia into the EU.
But despite these insights and countless more sufferers in the Second World War, it was not until the aftermath of the Vietnam War that this condition was formally recognised as post-traumatic stress disorder. The war also increased demands for independence throughout much of the colonial empires still in European possession — the Dutch in Indonesia, the French in South East Asia, the Belgians in Central Africa, the British in India, etc.
World War II also gave the impetus for the establishment of the United Na-tions inwith the full backing of the US and other major powers.
But Hitler had a geopolitical vision — the domination of Europe — and the reunification of German-speaking peoples was merely the means by which he could acquire the critical mass needed to attain that geopolitical end-state.
If the Germans had managed to win a war in the west in six weeks these factors would not likely have mattered much.