Religion and spirituality...WW1. Were the 'Black Hand' atheists. When Gabriel Byrne shot dead the Archduke of Edinburgh on the steps of?
the Reichstag WW1 began but did religion (or lack of it) have anything to do with this awful 18th century tragedy?
- RicardoLv 74 years agoFavorite Answer
That is totally absurd. It was Archy Duke who shot an ostrich named Ferdinand in Sarayevo because he was hungry.
- Scarborough FairLv 74 years ago
I believe they were Muslim. It wasn't a religious issue, though. WWI was caused by Imperalism, Militarism, secret alliances, and NATIONALISM. It was the Nationalism aspect that motivated Gavrilo Princip to shoot Ferdinand and Sophie. All the nations in Europe were very proud of their cultures. The Black Hand wanted to free the slavs from Austria-Hungary so that they, too, could have their own nation. They were part of Austria-Hungary but they didn't have the same culture or even speak the same language.
The fact that there were secret alliances caused a domino effect. Austria thought it safe to punish Bosnia by declaring war on them. They didn't realize they had an alliance with Russia. Russia joined the war to protect its ally, Bosnia. All the nations with alliances were suddenly at war.
- TammyLv 74 years ago
Yes, yes they were.
But the Archduke had it coming for all that stuff with the Pandas.
- scabsLv 54 years ago
18th century? Are you talking about the War of the Bavarian Succession or something?
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- Anonymous4 years ago
the black hand gang were associated with the early mafia people
- Yours TrulyLv 74 years ago
You have no concept of history
- frombrumLv 74 years ago