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  • The Assassination Of Archduke Franz Ferdinand Of Austria

    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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  • Archduke Franz Ferdinand Research Paper

    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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  • Gavrilo Princip Research Paper

    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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  • Essay On The Causes Of The First World War

    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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  • Causes Of World War 1 Break Out

    different alliances and finally the assassination of the archduke Franz Ferdinand; when 2 serbs were accused of killing Austria Hungary 's archduke.In my opinion, the alliance system was the main cause of World War 1. First…

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  • World War 1 Cause And Effect Essay

    but the biggest cause of it was the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. The assassination of the duke resulted in European nations to form alliances, and those alliances also lead to major conflicts, and battles. The assassination took less than a split second, but it was the first touch of a domino effect. A single moment can rupture the world. World War I was a time of struggle for Europe. World War I also called “The Great War,”…

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  • How Did The Assassination Of Archduke Franz Ferdinand Essay

    The last words Archduke Ferdinand said to his beloved wife were "Sophie, Sophie, don’t die! Stay alive for our children." (Grant, 29). On June 28, 1914, the heir to the Austro- Hungarian throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife were shot to death by Gavrilo Princip, a young Serbian in Sarajevo. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand was a turning point that had an immediate impact on the world, his assassination was the event that sparked World War I. (Webley) There were many factors…

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  • The First World War (WWI)

    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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  • Great War Causes

    World War I was a major event in time that historians today still look upon. Although there were multiple causes of The Great War the major causes lead to this big chaos. The main underlying causes were alliances, imperialism, and the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. These main causes lead the road to the Great War that now remains in history but is still looked upon to this day. Allow this was a historical time in history a lot of other little tensions sparked this war as well. …

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  • Essay On The July Crisis

    In June of 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the Heir to the Austrian throne, and his wife Sophie visited the territory of Bosnia-Herzegovina to observe routine Austrian military maneuvers. It was in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo where both the Archduke and his wife lost their lives at the hands of a group of young Bosnian nationalists, who sought to liberate Bosnia from Austrian subjugation. The murder of the Archduke precipitated the July Crisis, where over the course of the month the great…

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