On 28 June 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie were mortally wounded by Gavrilo Princip. This event became the matchstick that lit the bonfire: The world war one (1). In this post, i will show you how the Sarajevo assassination led to the outbreak of WW1.
- It increased enmity between Austria-Hungary and Serbia.
- It became the matchstick that lit the bone fire.
- The incident showed the extent of German support for Austria-Hungary and Russian support for serbia.
- The event brought the clash between the Triple alliance and the triple entente.
- The incident heightened Slav nationalism and the desire for self determination.
- The event was important because it started the war.
- There were many long term causes of the 1914 war but this incident came as an immediate cause.