Due to massive immigration infrastructure was improved by the construction of railway lines. The lines eased the congestion of transport at the bridge of Drina. The merchants could now transport their gods easily and freely across the nations. Movement of people to other regions typified the region and Visegrad was on its way to modernization (Andric, 123). People could understand and relate to the rest of the world easily.
However, all these positive impacts led to Bosnian crisis of 1908. Andric elucidates the crises were multi faceted as the Germans supported the Austrians and on the other hand, the Russians supported the Balkans (156). The war led to severe rivalry between these two big states, which was reflected in the World War 1. In fact, the modernization of visegrad and Bosnia at large was the precursor for a series of wars that ensued in addition to the Bosnian crisis. The spirit of capitalism and individualism facilitated the need to occupy and annex other nations. Effects of the war led to destruction of property, loss of lives and it evoked tensions among ethnic groups in a relatively cosmopolitan Visegrad.