How Did Austria-Hungary Cause Ww1

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Austria-Hungary’s Cause of World War I The trigger of one gun being pulled caused the death of 17 million people. On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife of Austria-Hungary were shot and killed by 19-year-old Serbian Nationalist, Gavrilo Princip, during a motorcade after an unsuccessful attempt at bombing Ferdinand. Because of the Triple Entente of France, Britain, and Russia and the Triple Alliance of Austria-Hungary, Germany, and Italy, this event started a chain reaction. A war that was originally between two countries ended up being a war between six. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary by Serbia caused a retaliation of Austria-Hungary that started the Great War. With all the alliances set up, there just needed to be some spark to set off a world war, and that spark ended up being Franz Ferdinand. The cause of the assassination was because “The…show more content…
This assassination, known as the “spark”, angered Austria-Hungary enough to plan out a war.…show more content…
The assassination was the spark that set off the domino effect of both alliances. The responsibility of the cause lies on Austria-Hungary because of their clear desire for the war and their lack of trying to prevent it. It shows how conscious Austria-Hungary was of the domino effect that would happen if they acted, but acted anyways. World War I could have been delayed or possibly even prevented without Austria-Hungary’s declaration of
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