Discuss: Imagine This: No World War I If This One Person Lived?

Imagine This: No World War I If This One Person Lived?

Peter Suciu History, Europe Could World War I have been avoided had Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip not—in a twist of fate—managed to succeed in killing Franz Ferdinand? On the early summer morning of June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand—heir presumptive to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire—was assassinated by Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip, one of a group of six members of a secret society known as the Black Hand. A question that has been asked for the past 106 years is...

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