Events After the Assassination of the Archduke #Namfar

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Events After the Assassination of the Archduke #Namfar
1 Who was Archduke Ferdinand?
1.1 Archduke Franz Ferdinand was born in Graz, Austria on December 18, 1863.
1.1.1 After his father, died he became the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary.
1.1.1.1 He was married to Sophie, the Duchess of Hohenberg.
2 Leading up to the Assassination
2.1 In the southern portion of Austria-Hungary was a region called Bosnia.
2.1.1 Most of the Bosnians want to have their own country and not to be ruled under Austria-Hungary.
2.1.1.1 There is also a country of Serbia from the south of the Austria-Hungary border that wanted the freedom of the Bosnians.
2.1.1.1.1 Serbia was an ally with the powerful Russian Empire and Austria-Hungary was allied with Germany.
2.1.1.1.1.1 One day, when Archduke Ferdinand said that he is going to Sarajevo, Bosnian nationalists saw that they have an opportunity to strike at the Austrian Empire.
2.1.1.1.1.1.1 With help from the neighboring country of Serbia, assassins were trained to kill the Archduke as he traveled through Sarajevo.
3 The Assassination
3.1 On June 28, 1914, Franz Ferdinand and his wife were traveling through Sarajevo to the Town Hall.
3.1.1 The Black Hand had several assassins that followed along the route.
3.1.1.1 On the way to the Town Hall, the first assassination start. A man named Nedeljko Cabrinovic threw a bomb into the car with the Archduke..
3.1.1.1.1 The bombed bounced off the car, but the car still speed away and can make safety to the town hall.
3.1.1.1.1.1 The assassins did not give up. There was another assassin named Gavrilo Princip come up and shoot at the Archduke. He shoot it two times, hitting the Archduke once and his wife Sophie.
3.1.1.1.1.1.1 The car sped to the Governor's residence to get medical help, but it was too late because Sofie was dead before they arrived and the Archduke died a few minutes later.
4 Results and Why it Started WW1
4.1 The Austria-Hungary government saw the assassination as a direct attack of the country.
4.1.1 They believed that the Serbians had helped the Bosnian terrorists attack. their country.
4.1.1.1 They made demands on the Serbians, but the Serbians rejected.
4.1.1.1.1 At the same time, Russia start to prepared their army to help Serbia.
4.1.1.1.1.1 When Serbia rejected the demands, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia.
4.1.1.1.1.1.1 After a few days later, Germany declared war on Russia to help its ally Austria-Hungary.
4.1.1.1.1.1.1.1 The troops from France began to help its ally Russia, and then Germany declared a war on France. And World War I had begun.
5 References
5.1 http://www.history.com/news/the-assassination-of-archduke-franz-ferdinand-100-years-ago http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/archduke-franz-ferdinand-assassinated
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