The birth of Poland was a foregone conclusion, but where its boundaries should lie was very much in dispute and led to bloodshed.
By 1916, both sides in the Great War had declared their desire to see an independent Poland after the war. Now the time had come.
In this final episode on Austria-Hungary, we look at the new nations of Austria and Hungary that emerged from the old Empire. We also take a look at two young Hungarians of the time who became important figures in the US film industry.
In this episode, we look at the birth of Yugoslavia and the cession of ethnic Romanian regions of Hungary to Romania.