The Assassination Of Archduke Franz Ferdinand Essay

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“World War I took the life of more than 9 million soldiers; 21 million more were wounded” (“World War I History”). The war had short and long term effects all around the world. Including the organization of the League of Nations, new weapons and the weakening of Germany.
To begin, World War I broke out in August, 1914. Germany, Austria- Hungary and the Ottoman Empire were called Central Powers and went against Great Britain, France, Russia, Italy and japan were called the Allied Power (“World War I History”). The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand was the spark that started the war. Archduke Franz Ferdinand was married to Sophie Chotek. He was next in line for the throne of Austria-Hungary until Gavrilo Princip shot him and his wife. Austria- Hungary blamed the Serbian government so they declared war on Serbia July 28,1914. Within a week Belgium, France, Great Britain and Serbia were up against Germany and Austria-Hungary. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand was the spark of the war and lead to the start of war. The United States, with Woodrow Wilson as president, lended 27 million dollars to the Central Powers and two billion dollars to the allies. The United States joined the Allies after realizing if they didn’t win their money wouldn’t be payed back. The war didn’t only affect the soldiers. It also affected banks, businesses and citizens at home, because of the economy low down. The war lasted four years, finally ending on November 11, 1918, because of…

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