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This Date in History- Assasination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

In assasination, History, World War I on July 28, 2009 by Editor Z


A month following the assassination of Austro-Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife in Serbia, Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia. This declaration would through an entangled thicket of secret alliances would mark the beginning of a conflict that was known as “the Great War” and is known today as World War I. Dramatic technological developments and new weapons made for a war with such blood shed and casualties that it would alarm the world and become the largest reorganization of the order across the European continent since the Napolonic Wars. Three empires; the Austro-Hungarian, the Russian, and the Ottoman empires would be among the casualties.

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