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Outline The Immediate Events (Ie June August) Leading To The Outbreak Of War In Europe In 1914.

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The events preceding the outbreak of war in Europe in 1914 are significant in many respects. Whilst the events of 1914 were similar to many previous conflicts, it was those of June-August that were to set in motion the outbreak of "one of the most important events of modern world history". It can be argued that the war was triggered by the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and the diplomatic events that followed. These included the Austrian ultimatum to Serbia, Germany's "blank cheque" of support for Austria and the ensuing ultimatums, mobilisations and declarations of war from Austria, Serbia, Germany, Russia, France and Britain.It has been claimed that "no one, not even the Austrians, went to war for the sake of Franz Ferdinand, and yet, a direct line can be drawn between his murder, the diplomatic crisis, the mobilisations and the declarations of war." It was on June 28, 1914, that Archduke Ferdinand, the heir to the throne of the Habsberg monarchy travelled through the streets of the Bosnian town of Sarajevo. A first assassination attempt failed that morning, when a bomb was thrown at the passing Archduke, missing its target, but injuring two of Ferdinand's aides. The Archduke insisted on continuing his journey to the town hall, where he and his wife, ironically, listened to a speech by the Mayor of Sarajevo referring to the loyalty of the Bosnian people to Austria. After the speech, Ferdinand and his entourage travelled back along the main street to visit the injured aides at the local hospital. It was on this journey that after some confusion regarding the route to travel, the Archduke's car reversed slowly to change direction and came alongside one of the co-conspirators from the earlier assassination attempt. Seizing the opportunity, a Serbian student, Gavrilo Princip withdrew his revolver and fired two shots from a distance of about five metres. Ferdinand was shot in the throat and his wife, Sophia, in the abdomen and they both died within minutes.The assassination itself was the work of the "Black Hand", a group of young Bosnian terrorists dedicated to the cause of a 'Greater Serbia". The main objective of the Black Hand was "to realise the national ideal, the unification of all Serbs". The group was a secret society headed by Serbia's Chief of Army Intelligence. It has been since proven that the Serbian Prime Minister knew of the assassination plot and had sent a vague warning to Vienna urging the Archduke to cancel his visit to Sarajevo. The Austrian government was enraged at the assassination, and historian, J Remak argues that"although there was no real proof, the Serbian government had for too many years been tolerating or even encouraging a movement for a Greater Serbia whose aims were bound to be offensive to Austria Hungary and whose methods were bound to be offensive to anyone."It was the Serbian government's foreknowledge of Ferdinand's murder that led to Austria's preparation for war with Serbia.It is...

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