How World War 1 Started?
I know that most of us really didn’t know the cause of world war 1, this article you will give you fair and clear idea about how world war 1 started.
World War 1 also known as The Great War started in July 28 1914 , because of dispute between the two countries Austria-Hungary and Serbia.
Not exactly a dispute but more than that, a serious cause “The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne” on June 28 1914 by Gavrilo Princip form Serbia.
A man form Serbia killed the heir of Austro-Hungarian empire obviously the consequences couldn’t be good. Following this incident at six o’clock in the evening on July 23, 1914, nearly one month after the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand Austro-Hungarian Empire delivers an ultimatum to the Serbia and demanded an answer.
The Ultimatum was pretty much like this:-
“According to the terms of the ultimatum delivered on July 23, the Serbian government would have to accept an Austro-Hungarian inquiry into the assassination, notwithstanding its claim that it was already conducting its own internal investigation. Serbia was also to suppress all anti-Austrian propaganda and to take steps to root out and eliminate terrorist organizations within its borders — one such organization, the Black Hand, was believed to have aided and abetted the archduke’s killer, Gavrilo Princip, and his cohorts, providing weapons and safe passage from Belgrade to Sarajevo. The Dual Monarchy demanded an answer to the note within 48 hours” from http://www.history.com
Serbia couldn’t full fill the demands and on July 28, 1914, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, beginning the First World War.
Simple is that isn’t is?
Don’t forget that more that 17 million people got killed in world war 1 and this whole massacre was not enough to bring peace to the world but instead it lit fire for the next and world deadliest war in the history World War 2.