1/7/1914 Can Tisza be persuaded?

Prime Minister Tisza of Hungary presents a letter to Emperor Franz Josef outlining his opposition to war with Serbia over Franz Ferdinand’s murder.

Foreign minister Berchtold and army chief of staff Conrad discuss Tisza’s opposition to war. They agree on the necessity of German support. If Austria-Hungary’s key ally backs war then Tisza will have to fall into line. They decide to use Franz Ferdinand’s funeral, scheduled for Friday the 3rd, to have Franz Josef win over Kaiser Wilhelm to support for their plans against Serbia. Wilhelm’s friendship with the late Archduke should be of assistance here.

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