Sarajevo Weekly
28th of June 2011
“The Finest of Its Kind”

Remembering the Assassination

The Assassin Gavrilo Princip was a young man from a poor family, who wanted to free the Slavic nations from Austro-Hungarian rule.

On this day, 97 years ago, a bullet was fired by a young Serbian man , Gavrilo Princip, who had the hopes of Freeing the southern Slavic nations from the rule of the Austro Hungarian empire.
The bullet hit the Archduke of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Franz Ferdinand, and he died later on th to the hospital.
This bullet was the one that created   a chain of events to occur, eventually leading to what is known today as World War 1.

The Archduke Franz Ferdinand, was shot dead while touring through Sarajevo with his wife Sophia, by a well known gang which was widely reknowned in Bosnia at the time, the Black Hand gang

“I am a Yugoslav nationalist, aiming for the unification of all Yugoslavs, and I do not care what form of state, but it must be free from Austria”- Gavrilo Princip During his trial AustriaAustAustria"
Gavrilo Princip during his trial[

The Assassination has various key elements to it such as who was Franz Ferdinand, why the assassination took place, the circumstances of the assassination and the consequences it had short and long tern, so this article has been split into those four sections in that order.

What were the Causes, Reasons and Explanations have been given for his Assassination?
The   main political reason given for the assassination of Franz Ferdinand was that many of the Slavic countries under Austro-Hungarian rule wanted to be independently ruled countries.
However there are various different factors which caused the assassination but the main one was the political unrest between   the Austro-Hungarian empire   and its subject countries.   his lead to the creation of various groups which opposed the rule of the Austro Hungarian within various countries, which was a...