How did the war start ?


1. Pre-war Crises
During the period from 1905-14, several crises occurred in Africa and the Balkans. These crises speeded up the coming of the war:
a. The Moroccan Crises (1905-06 and 1911)
b. The Bosnian Crises (1908)
c. The Balkan Wars (1912-13)


2. The Sarajevo Incident (1914)
Europe was in a state of tension after the Balkan Wars. On June 28, 1914, a Bosnian, Gavrilo Princip assassinated Archduke Ferdinand, Austria-Hungary's future Emperor. This assassination took place in Sarajevo, Bosnia's capital, so it came to be called the Sarajevo Incident. As the assassin was a member of a Serbian group, Austria-Hungary accused Serbia of organising the assassination.



Targets: Arcuduke Ferdinand and his wife
Assassin: Gavrilo Princip


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Archduke Ferdinand (left), Archduke Ferdinand's wife (middle), Gavrilo Princip (right)

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Powerpoint
The following powerpoint is uploaded to help you understand the event.

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Let's also watch the following movie clip from youtube to know more about "The Sarajevo Incident".
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The Sarajevo Incident

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoLhn1eX0ms
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Worksheet 4 - The Sarajevo Incident
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References:
1. Archduke Ferdinand : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archduke_Franz_Ferdinand_of_Austria
2. Sarajevo : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarajevo
3. Sarajevo Incident: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Archduke_Franz_Ferdinand_of_Austria
4. Serbia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/serbia
5. Gavrilo Princip: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gavrilo_Princip


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