Find Content

Contributions of the Sarajevo assassination to the outbreak of World War One.

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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *