The Great War Of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

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The Great War, commonly known as World War 1, was a conflict between the years of 1914 to 1918, subjecting war between the Allied Powers which involved France, Russia, United Kingdom, Italy, Belgium, Serbia and the United States and the Central Powers, which consisted of Germany, Austria Hungary, Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire. The Great War, remarked and ranked as the most deadly conflicts that have ever to occur in human history. Military and civilian deaths and wounded individuals resulted in over 37 million, claiming over 17 million deaths and 20 million wounded. The Great War was the first war to use high end equipment’s, equipment such as tanks, airplanes, submarines, long range artillery and poison gas. With every conflict in …show more content…

Archduke Franz Ferdinand, an Austrian individual was born on 18th of December 1863, in Graz, Austria. Ferdinand was a part of the House of Hapsburg, rulers of the Holy Roman Empire, the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Spanish Empire. At just of the age of 12, Ferdinand embarked on his military career and with that was immediately given major general at the age of 31. However, Ferdinand inherited the royal title, as the suicide of the emperor’s son, Prince Rudolf in the year 1889, and his father’s death of typhoid fever in the year 1896, Ferdinand was given the right to throne. Ferdinand’s contribution to the Great War took place on June 28th, 1914. Ferdinand was assassinated, shot and killed, including his wife, by a Bosnian Serbian student by the name of Gavrilo Princip as “Princip approached and fired his gun, striking Sophie in the abdomen and the archduke in the neck.” “Gavrilo Princip was born in the summer of 1894, a busy time for a peasant family living off the land in Herzegovina.” Princip was part of a group by the name of the Black Hand, which Princip and the other members wanted Serbia to be independent from Austria Hungary, although Austria Hungary needed Serbia to punish those who were held responsible for the assassination and killing of Ferdinand’s

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