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?

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  • 4 years ago
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    That is totally absurd. It was Archy Duke who shot an ostrich named Ferdinand in Sarayevo because he was hungry.

  • 4 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.

  • Tammy
    Lv 7
    4 years ago

    Yes, yes they were.

    But the Archduke had it coming for all that stuff with the Pandas.

  • scabs
    Lv 5
    4 years ago

    18th century? Are you talking about the War of the Bavarian Succession or something?

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    the black hand gang were associated with the early mafia people

  • 4 years ago

    You have no concept of history


    • Ted K
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      4 years agoReport

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