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    In 1914 tensions began to grow in Europe. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria by a group of Serbians developed into the Great War, also known as World War 1. Europe became divided into coalitions; France, England, Russia, and Italy became known as the Allied Powers while the Central Powers consisted of Germany, Austria-Hungary, The Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria, each country supporting their allies in an effort to combat the opposing side. Amidst the chaos in Europe, the United States was able to keep neutral under the Woodrow Wilson presidency. By the second term the Great War had accelerated and the nation was forced to enter. Americans were split between whether it was a good decision or a bad idea that would only bring financial problems and the loss of American lives. Upon reading Wilson’s war message, I believe his intentions for participating in the war were to provide national protection and ironically promote peace. Since the war was in session, the use of weapons, food, and supplies to aid soldiers was vital for the participating countries. Keeping this in mind, England implemented a blockade against Germany which prevented other countries to ship goods to Germany with the motive to hurt their economy. Similarly, a few years later Germany imposed a blockade to forbid weapons from being shipped to England; bombing any ship that disobeys this policy. After seeing how the war overseas began to escalate,…

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    Tensions In Ww1

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    1918 and it had many famous and bloody battles, such as The Battle of the Somme. The war killed up to 17 million people and caused 49 million casualties of not just soldiers, but civilians as well. The war was fought between members of the Triple Alliance (Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy) and members of The Triple Entente (Great Britain, France, and Russia). Eventually, countries such as the USA joined in. Rivalries between countries, arguments over empires and an arms race were among the…

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    What would you do if 17 million people died because of you? While the unwarranted murder of anyone is morally wrong and should not happen, there have been a few cases in history where someone who was assassinated got what they deserved. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, despite multiple warnings from his security advisors of terrorist activity by the “Black Hand,” decided to make a trip to the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo (Ferrera 1). The heir apparent to the Austro-Hungarian throne, was shot and killed…

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    One of the world’s most devastating and history-changing wars was caused by the assassination of Austria-Hungary’s Archduke Franz Ferdinand. He was next in line for the throne to govern over the Austria-Hungary empire in the beginning of the 20th century, and he was rising at a very dangerous and tense time. In the early 1900s, Austria-Hungary was in a stressful conflict with the country of Serbia. The Serbians wanted the land of Bosnia, in which the Austria-Hungarian empire had annexed into…

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    First World War The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand at Sarajevo, on the 28th of June 1914, was the direct cause of the beginning of the First World War (Gifford 18). Archduke Franz Ferdinand was an Austro-Hungarian royal prince of Hungary and Bohemia. He was born on 18th December 1863 in Graz, Austria (“Heir to the Austrian Throne Assassinated”). Archduke Franz Ferdinand was the eldest son of Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria. In 1875 Duke Francis of Modena passed away and Archduke…

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    long years. World War One was a very deadly war that left millions of soldiers dead. It was a contention between the Allied Powers (France, Russia, Britain, Italy and the United States), and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria Hungary and the Ottoman Empire). The three fundamental driver of the war were the death of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, across the board militarism and imperialism. The first cause of World War One took place on June 28, 1914. Gavrilo Princip, a Bosnian Serb understudy,…

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    Overview Eva Stammen Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir of the Austria-Hungarian throne, and his wife--Sofia, were assassinated June 28th, 1914. They were murdered in Sarajevo by the Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip. Some are to say that this could be the start of tension between Austria-Hungary, but to the Serbians, this was a sign of Heroism. In the eyes of the Serbians, Princip was just doing their country a favor. He was nationalist-- a person who advocates independence for their…

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    in Europe by France, Great Britain, Russia, Germany, The United States, Italy and Austria-Hungary. It was a very violent war and one of the major wars of history. Many expected the war to be short but it lasted for four years and took the lives of millions of people. There are many different events and causes that led to World War 1, there was the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, the rise of Nationalism but most of all alliances during and before the war. Alliances…

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    Archduke Ferdinand

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    them include the assasination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the European countries’ nationalism, and the mutual defense alliances between European countries. The assasination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, occurred on July 28, 1914. Ferdinand was next in line for the Austria-Hungary throne when the two were shot by Gavrilo Princip. Princip was part of a Serbian Nationalist-terrorist group called the Black Hand. The Black Hand had close ties to the Serbian Army and protested…

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    There are several causes for the First World War. One of the main events that pronounced the beginning of the war was the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro -Hungarian throne. The assassin was Gavrilo Princip, who was a member of a nationalist group called the Black Hand which aimed to unite the territories containing Serbs. However, although the occurrence is seen as the main cause, it was only the spark. The assassination combined with the conflicts with alliances,…

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