In late June of 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, was gunned down in Sarajevo while visiting Bosnia by a Serbian nationalist named Gavrilo Princip. The successful assassination of the Archduke by the Serbian nationalists was nothing short of a miracle. One of the many breaks of luck the assassins were gifted was a wrong turn by the Archduke’s driver. This led to the heir apparent sitting stationary only feet away from Princip and his revolver. Princip’s unlikely success sparked what was considered a powdered keg in Europe, launching the continent into the bloodiest war in world history up to that point.
World War 1 was the first global conflict as it was a struggle between the leading world powers in Europe that had colonised the 19th century. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Bosnia, heir to the Austrian-Hungary throne was a major trigger factor that led to the World War breaking out. It initially began as a European quarrel caused by the rivalry between nations which led to a series of mobilisations. In addition, there were many other vital factors to consider and these include Imperialism, Nationalism, Alliances and Militarism. This essay will explain how the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand in 1914 triggered a number of events that led to the outbreak of World War 1.
1.2 Report: The Gallipoli Campaign Name: Abbey Causes Of the Gallipoli Land Campaign The war started in 1914, but there were many causes that lead up to it. The main long-term contributing cause being the breakdown of the German (GM) -United Kingdom (UK) relationship. Three of the main contributing short-term causes included the assassination of Franz Ferdinand (Archduke of Austria-Hungary), allies invasion of the ottoman empire and the Gallipoli naval campaign which resulted in the land campaign. The main long-term cause was the breakdown of the GM-UK relationship. The factors that contributed to this was the Kaiser (emperor of Germany Wilhelm II), and the creation of the German navy.
The Great War, or World War I, was the first major war to involve a vast majority of countries. Beginning in August 1914 and lasting until November 1918, the Great War’s occurred due to the underlying “combustible rivalry between Great Britain and Germany.” (706) Germany had allied with Austria-Hungary to form the Central Powers while Britain had allied with France, Russia and later Italy to form the Allied Powers. (705) However, it was the assassination of the Hasburg heir in the capital of Austria Bosnia that ultimately sparked the Great War to commence. (706) And in the end, it was the devastating aftermath of the war that caused many nations to foster “notions of freedom and self-determination” as well as “visions for building a viable, modern society.” (705-706) As a result, the Great War had a tremendous influence in many economic and political world affairs. For example, there were economic repercussions that European countries and the United States had to address because of the cost and impact of the Great War.
Who started World War 1 and who should be blamed? World War 1 was the first industrialized war, and about 14,663,000 people died. There were many new kinds of weapons which could kill enormous amounts of people. However, it all started with the spread of nationalism. When Napoleon was the ruler of France and he conquered many lands, he spread the feeling of nationalism.
“There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.” Within the World Wars’, deaths in the battlegrounds were not the only lives countries lost; World War I and World War II caused the immense loss of souls (Souls Wars) by the productions of deaths in battlefields and in genocides. Significantly, World War I started the entire flood of deaths within a chain effect. For instance, the war all started with the assassination of a duke of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, “On June 28, 1914, a young Serbian nationalist named Gavrilo Princip killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, in Sarajevo, Bosnia… the assassination set off a chain of events that would lead to the start of World War I barely one month later.” An act of terrorism commenced the succession of innocent lives lost; thus, commencing the Souls Wars. One death between two countries launched the start of millions of deaths and instituted the first hatred of countries rivaling against each other. Among that, alliances were made by countries choosing which side of war they wanted to fight for, “Wilson warned the Germans that he would hold them to account if any American ships were sunk.
James Woojoong Kim Poli 142K Midterm A12454512 05/06/2016 Explain the institutional cause of World War I On June 28, 1914, Franz Ferdinand who was a Royal prince of Austria-Hungary was assassinated by a terrorist group called the “Black Hand” that started World War I. Franz Ferdinand was the oldest son of Emperor Archduke Karl Ludwig in Austro-Hungary and “was a member of the House of Hapsburg, rulers of the Holy Roman Empire, the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Spanish Empire” (Biography Editors, n/a). Franz took interest in the power of the military at a young age because of the influence of his father for being an emperor. Years later, Franz became the major general at the age of 31. After the death of his father, he had inherited the throne
Today World today is full of terrorism attacks, we know about France, Russia, Lebanon attacks, and all of those attacks happened in 2 weeks. It is obvious that we have a serious problem in the world right now. On friday 13, 7 attacks happened in Paris, 129 people died, 200-300 wounded. IS took all responsibility for that. “What happened yesterday in Paris and in Saint Denis is an act of war and this country needs to make the right decisions to fight this war.
He wanted the invasion to be designed to split the American and British Alliance. That attack caused one of the most massive surrenders in history of the Americans since Bataan; it was also the largest battle fought by the Americans. By the beginning of the war, maybe even a little bit before it all of Hitler’s plans were falling apart. Everyone was coming together to try and stop him and save everybody; everyone was getting closer to the Fatherland from the east and then from the West the Allied forces had already crossed the Germany border and got into the country. Since Hitler knew that everyone was getting closer to him and coming after him that’s when he decided to do the surprise attack and start the Battle of the Bulge.
The early 20th century had a remarkable impact on human kind, creating ripples in the continuum of history that are still felt in modern times. The biggest and by far the most remarkable event was World War 1. It's main trigger being the assassination of Archduke Franz the war began tragic and tense. In an attempt to prevent Germany from becoming too powerful, other European joined powers for what was to be an exhausting and long battle of attrition. The war was essentially a huge chain of events, tracing back to the Franco-Prussian War and the actions of important people like Otto Von Bismarck.