Why Did Archduk Kill Ferdinand

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Otto Von Bismarck, the man credited with uniting Germany in the 1800s, once said, “One day the great European War will come out of some damned foolish thing in the Balkans.” This came true, with the Archduke’s assassination starting what is now known as World War I (History.com 1). Ferdinand was assassinated on June 28, 1914 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina by Gavrilo Princip. When he was killed, Ferdinand was archduke to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and had a wife and three children (History.com 1). Princip also killed his wife Sophia when he fired multiple shots into the Archduke’s car. Even though six people were hired to kill Ferdinand, two of them chose not to, then one of them failed, and he was killed by the fourth assassin (Eyewitnesstohistory.com 1).…show more content…
One of the main reasons Archduke Ferdinand should not have been murdered was…show more content…
Ferdinand only desired the best outcomes for nearly everything he did, and did not care about how some groups viewed him. World War I could have been held back or turned into a less severe conflict if Ferdinand wasn’t assassinated, and many deaths didn’t have to happen. Lastly, his assassination could have been avoided if different ideas were presented to him, and this definitely would have caused a better outcome than violence. Overall, Ferdinand was a good man who was just trying to do the best for his empire, and should not have been
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