THE ASSASSINATION AT SARAJEVO

A summary of events at the assassination at Sarajevo

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THE ASSASSINATION AT SARAJEVO
On the 28th of June 1914 the heir to the Austria Hungary
throne, archduke Franz Ferdinand visited the capital of
Bosnia, Sarajevo.
During the visit her was assassinated by a group of terrorists
who were angry that Austria had taken over Bosnia.
There were 2 attempts on his life made by the Black hand
group (Serbs) one, a bomb underneath the car and the
second, a gunshot.
The key assassin was Gavrilo Princip.
THE REACTION
AustriaHungary and Serbia were already weary of each
other.
AustriaHungary automatically blamed Serbia. There
argument was that Serbia had provided the assassins with
the weapons.
Then AustriaHungary issued Serbia an ultimatum, which
consisted of 10 points.
Serbia responded positively and agreed to 9 points (which
implied they did not want war) but AustriaHungary still
declared war on Serbia on the 28th of July 1914.
The condition that Serbia did not accept was that
AustriaHungary could take part in the murder inquiry.
WAR
Because last time Russia had failed its allies it was
determined not to again. This lead to Russia mobilising its
army on the 30th of July.
Germany supported its ally AustriaHungary by declaring
war on Russia on the 1st of August.
2 days later it went to war with France.
Britain remained neutral but said that they would come into
war if Germany attacked the North coast of France.
On the 3rd of August Germany put the Schlieffen plan where
they attack France through the North and through Belgium.

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