Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria

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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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    assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand on June 28th, 1914. In referring to whether or not World War I could have been prevented if Gavrilo Princip had not assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand, World War I could have been avoided. Before the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, there were numerous assassinations of political and military leaders, and those assassinations did not result in a world war. The war had only begun because of the idea from the Austro-Hungarian army that they…

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    of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary and his wife in Sarajevo 28th of June, 1914. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary was the breaking point of Austria-Hungary, declaring war on Serbia. Consequently, this moment in history sparked a domino effect which forced the world’s leading countries to be involved in World War One. Motivated, Gavrilo Princip successfully assassinated the Austro-Hungary king consequently affecting the relationship between…

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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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    The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated by Gavrilo Principon on June 28,1914.The death of Ferdinand is not justified due to the actions and events that followed such as the way he treated his people to why Gavrilo Principon hated him. When Ferdinand was killed word was out instantly. Ferdinand had being the emperor of Austria Hungary at the time and as ruler he did not like the Serbs. The killer was a Serb so the government was angry with…

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    down in history as Gavrilo Princip, a 19 year old Serbian student, kills both Archduke Franz-Ferdinand and his wife, commoner, Sophia Chotek. Franz-Ferdinand and Sophia Chotek were married in 1900. Sophia who was a commoner had children and the children were deemed ineligible for the throne of Austria-Hungary. This time was a time of tension between the two rivaling nations as Austria-Hungary had just annexed the neighboring country Bosnia. Serbia was furious as Austria-Hungary just took…

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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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    In the 28th of June, 1914. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, next in line to the throne of Austria-Hungary was assassinated in Sarajevo. Bosnia-Herzegovina during a touring session, within the city by a Black Hand Assassin, Gavrilo Princip. Franz Ferdinand was an advocate of increased federalism and widely believed to favor tribalism, under which Austria-Hungary would be reorganized by combining the Slavic lands within the Austro-Hungarian empire into a third crown. Supportive of this idealism, the…

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    The First World War (WWI)

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    imperialism, and the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. To begin, militarism between Germany and England helped to set up the foundation for WWI. When the twentieth century began, so did the arms race (of WWI). (The Germans wanted an empire rivaling the French and English empires,…

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