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Oil Empire: Visions of Prosperity in Austrian Galicia (Harvard Historical Studies)
Publisher: Harvard University Press | ISBN: 0674025415 | edition 2007 | PDF | 366 pages | 1,33 mb
At the beginning of the twentieth century, the Austrian Empire ranked third among the world's oil-producing states (surpassed only by the United States and Russia), and accounted for five percent of global oil production. By 1918, the Central Powers did not have enough oil to maintain a modern military. How and why did the promise of oil fail Galicia (the province producing the oil) and the Empire?