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.
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.
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.
>>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.
>>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
>>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.
>>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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