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Did this guy fuck up everything? Or was war in Europe bound to happen?

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Did this guy fuck up everything? Or was war in Europe bound to happen?
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He pretty much caused the 20th century. Hundreds of millions of death can be attributed indirectly to his actions
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>>52860
Hard to say to be sincere.
I'd say eventually there would have been a crisis like always.
But yes its all his fault.
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>>52860
It was brewing, then this guy comes along and spills the pot all over Belgium and France
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Its been 101 years since that day
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>>52860
Balkan powder keg. Someone was going to set it off
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>“One day the great European War will come out of some damned foolish thing in the Balkans.”

Bismarck was more right then he knew.
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Can you imagine if he hadn't done it and war never broke out. Hitler may not of risen to power, the cold war never happened, and every conflict that splintered from it, gone, we'd still have wars but history would be very different.
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Actually, von Hötzendorf and the Austrian nationalistic agenda were looking for a good casus belli against the Serbians since the occupation of Albania in 1912. Shit was bound to happen in the Balkans, and the Germans and the Russians surely would get involved anyway.

By the way, did you really think Britain gave a shit about fucking Belgium? They were taking any reason to refrain German industrial competition as a justification for war. The Western Front was already messed up too. This fucking thing was entirely inevitable, with Princip's involvement or not.
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It was bound to happen.

Europe was on the edge of World War for decades.

Any struggle between two powers allied to different nations would have caused the same thing to happen.
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>>52860

I'd say he was more of a means to an end.
Conrad von Hotzendorf was more of the cause for it. If it wasn't Princip, it would've been something else, dude seriously wanted war with Serbia, and would've found an excuse to get it.
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>>52860
supposedly Europe was a minefield and everyone at 1905 was as sure that war was soon to happen as in 1915
so yeah, he started the fire. could've been anything else
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>>54501
This, Austria was itching for a reason to declare war. Gavrilo Princip was a convenient excuse, nothing more.
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Princip being carried away right after the assassination.
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>>57511
Such an effay pic

>those Austrian police unis with the sabres
>le all-black anarchist man
>Bosnian folk costumes
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War was probably inevitable, but he most definitely fucked it up for his people. He did, after all, shoot the only person that was considering including the Slavs in a tripartite monarchy.
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>>54501
Not to mention France just suffered humiliation in losing Elsass-Lorraine to Germany in the Prusso-Franco war; they too were itching to get back to war.
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>>54501
FF was absolutely opposed to any war with Serbia, if he hadn't been assassinated and ascended the thrown he would have removed Conrad. The retarded Serbs killed the one man who wanted peace.
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>>52860

1. THE PRECONDITIONS FOR THE WAR WERE ALREADY THERE.

2. GAVRILO PRINCIP WAS MERELY A PATSY.
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The "It was gonna happen anyway" meme needs to stop, countries have been hostile to one another for years and never fought.

An early death for the monarchs of Germany or Austria would have changed the political face of Europe.

Same with Russia desu, filthy peasants looking for an excuse.
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No one liked the archduke anyway , he was a stupid cunt who disrespected franz joseph by wanting his place openly
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>>52860

So, When he was imprisoned did he say anything about the first world war? Did he feel guilty?
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>>52860
Princip was merely a pawn.
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>>59686
He died shortly after imprisonment, but the surviving members of rhte group said they regretted since none of them wanted to start a world war and cause so many deaths.
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>>57876
They killed him because he wanted to give rights to Slavs that live in the empire. Croats, Slovenes, Czechs and Serbs. That way, the Serbs in Vojvodina wouldn't want to separate from the empire anymore and wouldn't support the independence factions that wanted to leave the empire and merge with Serbia.
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>>57590
That would help his people in the empire, not outseide, because Serbia was an independent country that wanted those people and lands in their own hands.

They didn't want those Serbs to gain rights and stay in the Empire.
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>>61430
>>61430
>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schutzkorps
Actually shit like this was the reason why Princip pulled the trigger.
However, it's true Serbian nationalists had different motive, the one you described.
In any case, plenty of Serbs in A-H stayed loyal to the empire, I remember reading how Serbian officers were highly disappointed when they realized Serbs and Croats in A-H Army weren't that eager to fight for Serbia.
Ironically, more Czechs deserted than Serbs and Croats.
Also, this guy was a Serb (though Croats claim he's Orthodox Croat, not like it matters).
https://hr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svetozar_Borojevi%C4%87
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>>61488
Sorry, here's English page.
>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svetozar_Boroevi%C4%87
It's a complex subject.
You can't really say A-H intentions were good, they tried hard to pitch Serbs and Croats against each other, and on the other hand they pushed for Bosniak identity in Bosnia, as a third side.
This would've kept South Slavs in the empire divided and impotent.
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>>52860

He fucked up everything for the fact on who he assassinated.
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Austria just wanted an excuse. Turns out dead emperor is a pretty good one.
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>>57632
Nope! This is a common misconception, but France was rather anti-war before WW1.
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>>52860
>Did this guy fuck up everything? Or was war in Europe bound to happen?
Considering the Germans basically decided to go to war 'in a couple of years' in 1912, and considering the Russians embarked on a grand rearmament plant, and considering the Austrians had their plans to get involved in the Balkans further (regardless of the assassination), yep, war was most probably coming.
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princip did nothing wrong
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>>54216
Bismarck was right about nearly everything.
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>>61810
Gavrilo nails the JUST look t-b-h
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>>52860
He was the spark that lit the fuel of all the major conflicts in the 20th century...and you could argue the 21st too, by killing a guy who was actually sympathetic to Serbia.

Yet Bosnia and Serbia treat him like a hero. Classy.
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I wonder what would have happened to austria-hungary if it failed
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