HISTORY PPT Fourty days 28 june 1914 The Balkan states of Bosnia and Herzegovina, had been annexed (took control by force) from Turkey and taken into the Austro-Hungarian Empire. This was strongly resented by many Serbs and Croats and a nationalist group, The Black Hand, was formed. Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, and his wife, had decided to inspect Austro-Hungarian troops in Bosnia. The date chosen for the inspection was a national day in Bosnia. The Black Hand supplied a group of students with weapons for an assassination attempt to mark the occasion.
The assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary was a huge cause to the start of World War I. Gavrilo Princip a Serb became part of a terrorist group called the Black Hand. This group was made to organize all South Slav peoples into a single nation. (OK) Some people like Raymond Aron, the writer of The Century of Total War, believed if the assassination of the Archduke never happened
But throughout the 1930s towards WW2, the League of Nations is shown to be very weak; hence it couldn’t prevent the Abyssinia Crisis. In 1934 Mussolini attempted a coup with Austrian Nazis to overthrow President Dollfuss, however the plan failed and Dollfuss was murdered. At this point France and Italy formed an alliance which would guarantee Austria’s sovereignty. Two months later Mussolini learned of Germany’s rearmament program and began to grow suspicion of Hitler. During April 1915, the “Stresa Front” took place, which consisted of Britain, France and Italy; in which all three nations Criticised Hitler’s gamble in Austria and was reminded that his aggressive actions had breached the spirit of the Locarno Conference.
In 1912 Woodrow Wilson was elected President of the United States. Wilson, in his first term, had successfully kept Americans troops out of World War I. This was difficult at the time because almost all powerful countries were starting to pick sides. However eventually American involvement became necessary later on in the war as the powerful countries of Europe faced off in 1914 in what was to be four years of horrific war. During these first four years, America managed to mind its own business and really avoid much if any conflict at all, however, in the latter part of it America played a key role in really demolishing all hope that Germany had left by defeating them.
How did WWI start? The simplest answer is that the immediate cause was the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, the archduke of Austria-Hungary. His death at the hands of Gavrilo Princip – a Serbian nationalist with ties to the secretive military group known as the Black Hand – propelled the major European military powers towards war. The events that led up to the assassination are significantly more complicated, but most scholars agree that the gradual emergence of a group of alliances between major powers was partly to blame for the descent into war. By 1914, those alliances resulted in the six major powers of Europe coalescing into two broad groups: Britain, France and Russia formed the Triple Entente, while Germany, Austria-Hungary and
Woodrow Wilson was following the advice of former President George Washington; “beware of entangling alliances”. On February 4, 1915, the Germans declared the waters around the British Isles a war zone. The Germans advertised in American newspapers trying to influence Americans not to travel on British ships. One man who wanted to keep Americans
World War I New Technologies World War I, the war to end all wars. It lasted from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 and started with the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and ended with the Treaty of Versailles (Trueman). This was the first war to be fought by countries from all over the world simultaneously. World War I was not only just a war; it was also a testing ground for new weapons. Over the course of the war new weapons, vehicles and armor were created and for those who it protected or helped were the ones that most likely survived to fight another day.
In June 1914, a Serbian nationalist assassinated him and his wife while they were in Sarajevo, Bosnia which was part of Austria-Hungary. This was in protest to Austria-Hungary having control of this region. Serbia wanted to take over Bosnia and Herzegovina. This assassination led to Austria-Hungary declaring war on Serbia. When Russia began to mobilize due to its alliance with Serbia, Germany declared war on Russia.
On April 6th 1917 the United States entered into WW1, which would be known as one of the worst wars in history. WW1 began in 1914 when a Serbian nationalist murdered Duke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austria-Hungarian empire. At this point in time Europe was divided into two main alliances. The Triple entente, France, Britain, and Russia, and the Triple alliance of Germany, the Austria-Hungary Empire and Italy. After the attack on the archduke, Germany pledged to support the Austro-Hungarian government in its retaliation to the assassination.