If she concentrated on the here-and-now and dealt with the aftermath later, she might survive this experience.
Even the police, who see the aftermath of terrible, gut-wrenching crimes, aren't forced to watch them actually happening.
Separatism was non-existent, for the cogent reason that there was no point toward which a new irredenta could gravitate: the Habsburg cause had no adherents, save a few discredited traitors who congregated in Graz and Vienna: and communism, which was quite alien to an agrarian and peasant-owned State, owed its passing success to the aftermath of war and the blunders of the middle class rather than to its own attractions.
So while such an attack and its aftermath would not derail our eventual arrival at the next golden age, it quite possibly would delay it.
Beak's The Aftermath of War (1906) is an account of the repatriation work in the Orange River Colony.