World War I Essay by CalDR

World War I
Briefly examines how the Balkan Crisis led to the start of the First World War.
# 29280 | 722 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2002 | US

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On June 28, 1914, Gavrilo Princip, a nineteen year old student and an agent of the Serbian nationalist secret society, the Black Hand, assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary. This paper examines how events in the Balkans following the archduke's murder led to the beginning of the First World War. The paper considers the players involved in the historical conflict, alliances and the "mindlessly mechanical series of events that culminated in the world's first global war" .

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