How Did Gavrilo Princip Affect The World

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One may believe one man alone does not have the power to set off a war. Gavrilo Princip proved this wrong. When Princip set out for the city Sarajevo on May 26, 1914, he had a plan to cause havoc with his comrades. Gavrilo Princip, a member of a Serbian society named the Black Hand, planned to kill the Archduke of Austria-Hungary, Franz Ferdinand. This assassination plan did not seem like the beginning of a war at the time, but it quickly turned into the starting point of World War I. Although it seems like a small event, the assassination of Franz Ferdinand caused many more problems than expected. The assassination affected the war because it heightened the previous feud between Austria-Hungary and Serbia, gave Germany an opportunity to expand, and helped strengthen treaties between countries.
On June 28, 1914, Franz Ferdinand, heir to Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife Sophie arrived in Sarajevo for a military observation and parade. While travelling through the streets during the parade, a loud cracking sound was
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One positive effect is that his death caused the alliances in Europe at the time to become stronger. The European countries were split into two main alliances: the Triple Alliance and the Triple Entente. The Triple Alliance was composed of Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy. The Triple Entente was made up of France, Russia, and Serbia. These alliances became the basis of the sides in the war. The death of Franz Ferdinand caused problems between Austria-Hungary and Serbia. When the neighboring countries saw this conflict, they chose sides and fought for who they thought was right. The Triple Alliance was strong not only because of their agreeance of who was right, but also the want to conquer and take over. By having another country on their side, Austria-Hungary was able to fight against Serbia with more power than ever