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EXAM QUESTION: Discuss the causes of World War I.

By Jack Beatty It was easy filling up the blue book on that one. The war, we were taught, was over-determined to redundancy. “If the Sarajevo crisis had not precipitated a particular great war, some other crisis would have precipitated a great war at no distant time,” writes one historian, summing up a long-regnant consensus...
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Sarajevo: The slaying that set off World War I

News : Yahoo! News: The Upshot (6 months ago)

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A century after Gavrilo Princip ignited World War I with a shot from his handgun, the baby-faced Serb teenager who assassinated the Austro-Hungarian crown prince in Sarajevo in 1914 still provokes... Read Post

“Who Needs World War I?”

Politics : The Daily Dish By Andrew Sullivan (9 months ago)

Tom Streithorst poses the question: Few events are more central to the history of the 20th century than the First World War.  Without Sarajevo, Tannenberg and the Somme, we have no Hitler, no Lenin, no Hemingway.  The history of the... Read Post

World War I Finally Ends Today!

United States / New York : Gothamist (4 years ago)

Ninety-six years ago, Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in Sarajevo, which precipitated the start of the War to End All Wars, World War I. And today, we can finally put that Great War to rest: Germany paid back the final ins... Read Post


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