A navalizmus és az osztrák-magyar haditengerészet felkészülése a Nagy Háborúra
The Anglo-German naval arms race of early 20th century was one of the causes of First World War. There were also naval buildups in many other counties, so this period was described as the age of navalism. The intense naval buildup begun in 1904 in the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, which culminated in the dreadnought-programme of 1911-1914. The budget of the Austro-Hungarian Navy was quadrupled in this period. The Triple Alliance Naval Convention of 1913 calculated with joint Austro-Hungarian-Italian operations against the French fleet, but after the outbreak of the war the declaration of neutrality of Italy rendered the Convention a piece of paper.