Why was the death of Franz Ferdinand important to world war 1?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    wasn't he assassinated and wasn't that the trigger to the whole war?

    Edit: yep yep yep, see wikipedia article below.

  • 1 decade ago

    Franz's death as important as it was was only a catalyst , the empires of old had so many defencive pacts set up that had anything happened it would have sprung all of europe into battle

  • 1 decade ago

    His assassination (along with his poor wife) directly lead to the EVENTS that brought about world war one. There were many binding agreements between countries then and if one went to war that meant others were obligated to help the first country and that dragged country after country in to the war.

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