Thursday, February 17, 2011

OPTION #2/Literary Analysis of WWI

Read the paragraph
Answer Questions 1-3
 On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Fernidand of Austria-Hungary was assassinated in his open car by a Serbian conspirator. Austria-Hungary then declared war on Serbia.
1. Did assassinating Franz Fernidand help Serbia?
2. Are assassinations necessary? If so, in what circumstance?
3. Why (politically) did Gavrilo Princip murder Franz Fernidand?
Answer 1. Serbia was taking one for the team assassinating the Archduke. Austria-Hungary's army was weakened by the attack on Serbia. Serbia was in the Allied Powers and the blow to Austria-Hungary, a major player in the Central Powers, was important to the victory of the Allies.
Answer 2. Violence is never the answer. However, when people attempted assassination on Adolf Hitler, I believe it was necessary because he was killing millions of innocent people.
Answer 3. Princip killed the Archduke because he felt this was a way to send the message of hate toward Austria-Hungary.

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