The Out Break of WW1

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Who were the Black Hand?
A secret terrorist group who planned to unite all Serbs by threats. They planned to assassinate Archduke Franz Ferdinand
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When was Franz Ferdinand assassinated?
June 28th 1914
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Why was Franz Ferdinand shot?
He was the heir to the A-H throne. A-H had occupied Bosnia in 1908/9, but many Bosnian wanted to unite with Sebia. FF was visiting Bosnia during a day of celebration for being Sebian.
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What was Germany's response to the assassination?
They offered A-H their full support - the blank cheque
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When was the 10 Point Ultimatum issued?
23rd July 1914
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Which two points did Serbia refuse to accept?
Responsibility for the assassination and allowing A-H police in to investigate
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When did A-H declare war on Serbia?
28th July 1914. (Exactly 1 month after the assassination)
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When did Russia begin to mobilise her forces and why?
July 30th 1914. She did not want to be humiliated again like during the Bosnian Crisis of 1908/9 and Serbia was her ally/friend
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What happened on the 1st August 1914?
Germany declared war on Russia and implemented the Schlieffen Plan
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Why was the Schlieffen Plan implemented by Germany?
It was designed to prevent a war on two fronts (France and Russia) as this would mean dividing her army into two.
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How did the Schlieffen Plan work?
Germany would rapidly attack France through neutral Belgium, taking her by surprise. France would lose and they could concentrate on Russia.
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What treaty did the Schlieffen plan contravene?
The 1839 Treaty of London.
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Why is France involved?
To support Russia; the 1893 Dual Alliance
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When did Germany declare war on France?
August 3rd
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When did Britain declare war on Germany?
August 4th
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