The Battle Of Verdun Case Study

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The Impact of the Battle of Verdun on the Course of Historical Events

Alethe de Vaulgrenant
21st April 2016
Word Count: 1441
Identify the significance of the Battle of Verdun during the course of World War I.

“Death to the tyrant” was the battle cry of the teenage terrorists working for the Young Bosnia organization, who assassinated the heir to the Austria-Hungarian throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, on the 28th of June, 1914. Soon after, European powers began being skeptical of one another. The arousal of distrust among European nations lead Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy to form the Triple Alliance. Similarly, France, Russia, and Britain established their own alliance called the Triple Entente. During the summer of 1914, a series of “accidents, blunders, and misunderstandings” occurred, which undoubtedly lead to the outbreak of World War I, or the Great War. Each nation considered themselves fighting
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