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Franz Ferdinand Assassination

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The spark that lit the flame of the stick of dynamite that was World war I was the death of one man. That one death led to millions more. Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife were both assassinated by Gavrilo Princip, a member of a terrorist group called “The Black Hand”. Archduke was a prime example of political personal, as he was next in line for the Austria- Hungary throne. The assassin was a Serbian, one of Austria’s main enemies. Serbia denied any direct involvement in his death and Austria opposed this statement, beginning war between the two countries.
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