By the end of the Roman Empire, the Europe continent got broken into many cultures. Many small empires emerged, but none of them could match the power and glory that of Rome. By the 20th century, many small estates of Europe combined into large nation-states. In the latter half of the 19th century, Germany and Europe became united. They joined France, Russia, Great Britain, as European world powers. You will find Nationalism or Great national pride filled in these nations. By making imperial colonies in Africa and Asia, these European nations expanded their borders. Many Europeans believed that their nation was superior to any other nation, and many believed that they are willing to go to the war so that they can reveal their will.
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By the spring of 1914, Europe was at peace for many years. Since Napoleon’s defeat, 99 years earlier, there was no multinational war. France, Germany, and Russia fought some minor battles which had little consequences. The ethnic minorities chafed in Austria-Hungary that was the final remains of the Holy Roman Empire. It was reasonable that Europe would remain at peace for such a long time in 1914 was a false assumption of the people. In 191, Europe has often been compared to the powder barrel. That is, it is safe and secure until fuse was lit.
In that summer, the Great War was the result of the assassination of the Austrian noble. It is one of the most destructive wars that is ever known to humanity. In the foot of the Balkan mountain is the city of Sarajevo. This city was great unrest because the Austrian-Hungary had captured this city along with its surrounding regions five years earlier. Archduke Francis Ferdinand, along with his wife, visited the city of Sarajevo on June 28. Ferdinand was the heir or the next emperor of Austrian-Hungary, and there were rumours about the ethnic Serbians in Sarajevo regarding the assassination attempt. Archduke, along with his city, roamed with the belief that the city was safe, but their belief was proved wrong by the Black Hand group.
The Group Of Black Hand:
The black hand group was the organization of the ethnic Serbian terrorist, which mainly consisted of teenagers. Many members of the black hand in the Sarajevo were given the orders to kill the Archduke. Archdukes and his wife just missed the death narrowly when the terrorist threw a bomb into their car. The driver then sped up, which let the bomb bounce off the armed land of Archduke behind his car. The next car that was following Archduke’s car was destroyed, injuring many people. Princip, who was one of the members of the Black Hand, got the opportunity to kill Archduke when his car stopped in front of a café. It was yet another chance to kill Archduke. Princip shot three times and killed Archduke and his Wife.