Serbia was part of the Balkan states that were under the direct or indirect custody and influence of the stronger states. These stronger states comprised of the likes of Russia, Germany, Great Britain, Austria and Hungry combined, and France to name a few. Each aimed at imposing its influence and using the land for its own interests in the continental interests of resources, land and other strategic elements of importance (Fromkin).
The policy towards Serbia was that of hostility, crushing of any form of rebel in the Serbian ranks. This came about in the form of military power exercising, further, the political aspect along with increased diplomatic presence in the different corridors of political and social spheres of the regions were few of the actions and motives through which the Austrians aimed at handling the question of Serbia. Furthermore, the nationalistic movements that started from the Serbs ranks were strongly opposed by the Austrians. They aimed at crushing them through the political, military and diplomatic activities (Crean).
The breakout of the World War one did not take place straight away, rather it came about through number of steps and events and they can be traced back to as early as 1870s. This paper will give an insight into how the overall events unfolded and how the scenario was mishandled by the stronger powers of the Europe at that time.
Austria and Hungry were dominantly positioned against the Serbs. This was on the account of fact that the Ottoman Empire had lost its grip. As a result, it gave the stronger powers to impose and exercise their influence upon the weaker states.
The action related to the Congress of Berlin and various other similar actions did not auger well for the political landscape of the Europe that was already engulfed in the dangers of outbreak of the war. The fear of Russia and