The Outbreak of the Great War
Please find some web questions written by your classmate, Norbert Fital, regarding the outbreak and expansion of World War I into a global conflict.
Many people believe the event that caused World War I was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand by a Serbian assassin named Gavrilo Princip on June 28, 1914. Do you believe that this event was the main reason World War I erupted? Or do you think the same kind of war eventually would have broken out with or without the Archduke’s assassination? What conditions were in place that allowed the war expand so quickly? How did so many countries get involved the war?