Archduke Ferdinand's Assassination Against Serbia

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The assassination of Archduke Ferdinand enraged Austrian 's and also provided the Austrian government with an excellent reason to take military action against Serbia even though the assassin was an Austrian himself.1 Knowing that there was a potential for Russia to intervene in any military action against Serbia, Austria turned to their ally to gain their approval and support for future actions against Serbia.2 Austria was hoping that if supported by Germany Russia would remain out of the fight considering previous threats of military action from Germany to Russia helped Austria annex Bosnia and Hercegovina earlier prior to 1910.3 Austria now need the support of Germany to be secure in their decision to take military action against Serbia. An
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