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How did the war begin ?
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)
Europe was in a state of tension after the Balkan Wars. On June 28, 1914, a Bosnian,
, Austria-Hungary's future Emperor. This assassination took place in
, Bosnia's capital, so it came to be called the
. As the assassin was a member of a Serbian group, Austria-Hungary accused
of organising the assassination.
Targets: Arcuduke Ferdinand and his wife
Assassin: Gavrilo Princip
Archduke Ferdinand (left), Archduke Ferdinand's wife (middle), Gavrilo Princip (right)
The following powerpoint is uploaded to help you understand the event.
Let's also watch the following movie clip from youtube to know more about "The Sarajevo Incident".
The Sarajevo Incident
Worksheet 4 - The Sarajevo Incident
1. Archduke Ferdinand :
2. Sarajevo :
3. Sarajevo Incident:
5. Gavrilo Princip:
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