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By Milan Vego

This distinctive and finished account describes the interaction of inner and exterior components within the emergence of the Austro-Hungarian army from a coastal defence strength in 1904 to a good conflict strength in a position to the joint operations with different Triple Alliance fleets within the Mediterranean via the eve of worldwide battle I. by means of 1914 the Austro-Hungarian military was once the 6th greatest military on the earth and the standard of its officials and males used to be extensively known via such a lot eu naval observers on the time. The publication describes the relationships among naval leaders, the inheritor to the throne Archduke Francis Ferdinand, and the Parliament in shaping the twin Monarchy's naval coverage. It additionally exhibits how the adjustments in overseas coverage in Italy and underlying animosities among Rome and Vienna ended in a naval race within the Adriatic that finally strengthened Germany's naval place in recognize to nice Britain within the North Sea.

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Toward the Bay of Quarnero the most important was the ‘Kaiser Joseph II’ road (via Poklon Saddle). 4 The principal road was the 330-mile-long Strada Maestra (or Strada Napoleon) that ran along the coast from Tersatico (Fiume) to Clambeto (near Obbrovazzo), and then to Tenin-Metkovich-Castelnuovo-Cattaro-Spizza. The Strada Littorale ran from Zara to Almissa, via Benkovaz. Another road ran from Zara to Obbrovazzo via Alpi Bebie, whence it linked northern Dalmatia with the interior of Croatia. After 1878, roads from Metkovich, Klek, and Ragusa were built to connect these ports with the newly acquired province of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

They are mostly elongated in the direction of the shore and flanked by channels elongated in the same direction. Vego Austro-Hungarian Naval Policy, 1904–14 predominantly oblong in shape, rocky and hilly. The heavily indented coast offered numerous roomy natural harbours and anchorages. Littoral area One of the main features of the Austro-Hungarian littoral was a remarkable sparsity of drainage, because of the Karst landform which, in spite of heavy rainfall, causes almost all water to circulate underground.

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