The Great Wars And The First World War I Essay

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On July 28, 1914 the world changed forever as the First World War started. The war did not end until November 11, 1918. The savagery did not end there, on September 1, 1939 the world watched in horror as The Second World War started. This war did not end until September 2, 1945. Two wars that the world could not even begin to comprehend happened. Two very different but very similar wars were fought in a total of 10 years with only 21 years in between them. This paper chooses to explore the causes and effects. The similarities and the differences between these two great wars. On June 28, 1914 Gavril Princip a 19- year old Bosnian gun man waited along a parade route in Sarajevo, which was the capital of the Austro-Hungarian province of Bosnia. He had been trained by a group called the Black Hand. The Black Hand was a Serbian terrorist group, who wanted Slavic liberation from Austro-Hungarian control. Sherman, Dennis, and Joyce Salisbury. The West in the World. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education, 2014. Print.) Their plan was to shoot Archduke Ferdinand as he passed by. But some of the conspirators got scared and didn’t shoot. It wasn’t until his driver realized that he made a wrong turn did he slow down so that he could back up. He backed up to where Princip was, not realizing that a murder was going to happen. Princip killed the Archduke and his wife. (Sherman page 656) This tragic event is what kicked off World War One. It did not officially begin until July 28, 1914.…

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