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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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    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 the…

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    contains supplying weapons and materials. The system of alliances in Europe was a new concept because European nations were rivals the whole time. In 1914, Europe was divided into two combinations of great powers: the Triple Alliance of Germany, Austria, and Italy, and the Triple Entente of France, Russia, and Britain. Chancellor, Otto von Bismarck,…

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    and all countries were affected. World War I also changed the way countries fought in wars, making Princip’s actions more impactful than anyone in history. The archduke traveled to Sarajevo in June 1914 to inspect the armed forces in Bosnia and Herzegovina, former Ottoman territories in the turbulent Balkan region that were annexed by Austria-Hungary in 1908, which angered Serbian nationalists, who believed they should become part of the newly independent and ambitious Serbian nation. Princip…

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    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 their sister country away from…

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    comparable to the first World War. World War I was one of the most, if not the most bloodshed war, but what caused this horrendous war? There are many underlying causes of World War I, 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…

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    believed the best way of this happening would be to assassinate archduke Franz Ferdinand. This led to outbreaks, and many different countries declaring war on each other. The assassination of Franz Ferdinand was another one of the greatest causes to World War I. The archduke was meant to be assassinated by a Serbian group that thought the act would of helped them in their goal to make the country independent. Ironically, however, the archduke supported Serbia in this goal, so their actions…

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    exemplifying rivalry between the different national powers. The first alliance to form called the Triple Alliance in the year of 1907, included the European countries of Germany, Austria- Hungary, and Italy. Germany’s current leader was Kaiser Wilhelm II who headed their constitutional monarchy. Kaiser Franz Joseph led Austria- Hungary with their constitutional monarchy. Kaiser Victor Emmanuel III led Italy. The Triple Entente, a non-binding agreement, included France, Great Britain, and…

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    What was WW1 about? World War 1 was about the assassination of Franz Ferdinand he was the Archduke of Austria-Hungary. Some of the events that led up to the assassination where various but mainly because the group of alliances between the two big powers to blame the cause of the war. How did it start? It started with the assassination of the Archduke of Austria-Hungary which was Franz Ferdinand. Why did the U.S get involved in the WW1? The U.S. did not declare the war until April 6th of the…

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    in the “Powder Keg of Europe”, the tensions that have already been growing between Austria-Hungary and Serbia before the start of WWI, eventually led to the start of a war between many major powers of the world. This “spark” is commonly known as the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Ferdinand was the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne and was murdered by Gavrilo Princip, a Bosnian Serb citizen of Austria-Hungary and member of the Black Hand movement, a group considered by many as…

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