Do you know how WWI started?

United States
July 28, 2008 7:20am CST
Being only in my 40's, this was before my time. So I found this very interesting, since I don't remember this from school. In 1914, World War I began with the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary at Sarajevo, Bosnia. Here is a website explaining this: http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/FWWarchduke.htm. Very interesting, I did not know this. And for you history buff's here is another good website http://www.firstworldwar.com/origins/causes.htm
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@stvasile (7316)
• Romania
28 Jul 08
Yes, I knew that Ferdinand was assassinated in Sarajevo by an extremist student, but they say this is just the pretext for starting the war. The social and political problems of the large empires dominating Europe at that time were severe and that was the real reason behind the First World War.