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Austro-Hungarian Empire


Austria-Hungary. Austria-Hungary.
To the left is the "Coat of Arms" ensign flown by Austro-Hungarian ships-of-war. At right is the flag as flown by merchant navy vessels.
Austria-Hungary declared war with Serbia on July 28, 1914, with Russia on August 6, 1914, with Belgium on August 28, 1914, and with Portugal on March 15, 1916. Montenegro declared war with Austria-Hungary on August 5, 1914. France declared war with Austria-Hungary on August 10, 1914. The British Empire declared war with Austria-Hungary on August 12, 1914. Japan declared war with Austria-Hungary on August 25, 1914. Austria-Hungary declared war with Belgium on August 28, 1914. Italy declared war with Austria-Hungary on May 23, 1915. San Marino declared war with Austria-Hungary on June 3, 1915. Romania declared war with Austria-Hungary on August 27, 1916. Austria-Hungary severed relations with the USA on April 8, 1917. Greece declared war with Austria-Hungary on June 27, 1917. Siam declared war with Germany and Austria-Hungary on July 22, 1917. China declared war with Austria-Hungary on August 14, 1917. The USA declared war with Austria-Hungary on December 7, 1917. Panama declared war with Austria-Hungary on December 10, 1917. Guatemala declared war with Germany and Austria-Hungary on April 22, 1918. Nicaragua declared war with Germany and Austria-Hungary on May 7, 1918 at the urging of the USA.
The Allies concluded an armistice with Austria-Hungary on November 3, 1918. Austria-Hungary signed two peace treaties to officially end the war as the empire was shortly to be divided. Austria signed the Treaty of Saint Germain on September 10, 1919 and Hungary signed the Treaty of Trianon on June 4, 1920.
Territorial changes as a result of the war: The Austria-Hungarian Empire was divided into the countries of Austria and Hungary; lost land to Italy, Czechoslovakia, Romania and Serbia.
Last Revision: March 4, 2007.
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