Thursday, February 17, 2011

OPTION 2/Literary Analysis of WWI.

a. Present topic
b. Provide excerpt from information   
c. Show how the topic factually relates to the information.




 1. How the assasination of Franz Ferdinand partly caused WW1. Franz Ferdinand on the 28th of June, 1914 by a 19 year-old Serbian. More information can be found here.
   2. On June 28, 1914, the Archduke Francis Ferdinand, who would have been the next king of Austria-Hungary, was shot and killed (along with his wife Sophie) in Sarajevo, a city in Bosnia. The assassin had been a Serbian nationalist. Hungary asked Germany for help and Serbia looked to Russia. Austria-Hungary then declared war on Serbia. More Information can be found here.
   3. Exactly 1 month after the assasination (June 28, 1914) Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia (The assassin had been a Serbian nationalist.) Previously, Russia had made allies with Serbia, and Germany had become allies with Austria-Hungary. Four days after war was declared, Germany officially began war with Russia. This marked the beginning of WW1.

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