Skip to comments.World War One anniversary: what if Archduke Franz Ferdinand had lived?
Posted on 06/28/2014 9:07:15 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
was like something from a film - what started as a farce ended as a tragedy. When Archduke Franz Ferdinand arrived in Sarajevo on June 28 1914, someone threw a bomb at him but it missed.
Gavrilo Princip was meant to shoot him there and then but couldnt get a clear shot. So he went to sulk in a café instead.
It was only when Ferdinands car later went down the same street by the same café and got stuck in the road - that Princip took his chance and shot the Archduke dead.
But what if Princip had missed? Would 16 million people have survived instead of perishing in the trenches in the Great War?
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
OH darn I missed copying and pasting the very first word in the paragraph. The “It”. Sorry folks. Lol
His death was an excuse for war, not the cause. If it was not this, it would have been something else.
Those that led the world into WWI had no concept of what was at stake and they (and their nations) paid a great price for their arrogance.
Exactly. The Europe was a powder keg just waiting for a spark to set it off. If it wasn’t Franz’s death, it would have been something else sooner or later
Even if Princip had missed entirely and done nothing more than gotten himself beaten to a pulp as a result, Europe was a powder keg in 1914 and Franz Ferdinand’s assassination was simply the spark the explosion had been looking for.
History most likely would have turned out somewhat differently; perhaps no Bolshevik Revolution if the Germans hadn’t decided to smuggle Lenin into Russia to stir things up, but in any event an all-out European war was probably inevitable. Everyone wanted it.
Germany was so prepared for war with France they would have instigated something .....
I know right. This whole assassination thing was just the perfect excuse.
Sadly you are right. Europe at their cultural peak, was primed for a needless destructive war.
What if Spartacus had had a Piper Cub?
Like nearly everyone else on this thread I think the nations of
Europe were all so prepared for war by 1914 that any number of
incidents would have served as a trip wire.
I agree!The Austro-Hungarian Empire was coming apart at the seams!!The assassination was just an”EXCUSE”!!!!!!!!
Where did I put my time machine?
It would have still happened. Troops were already massed by idiot rulers for a little fun adventure. Something else would have lit the fuse.
Of course sensational paintings like that never really go in for accuracy. lol. Nice pic. Would love to try shooting that one.
I've had bad cars before, but not that bad.
And, unknowingly, it set the wheels in motion for WWII which destroyed Europe’s manhood and Jewry, created the UN and introduced the Cold War.
The West thought it won WWII but it was a pyrrhic victory that awoke sinister Islam.
I'm the car of doom! *cackle rumble cackle* Wanna go for a ride in me????? It will be your last! *evil laugh*
“that Princip took his chance and shot the Archduke dead.”
Really? Probably not.
Thick heavy coat, rather anemic round, his wife shot in the arm, reports of their improvement - followed by the death of both.
Somebody needed and excuse and made SURE they had one.
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