Shots In Sarajevo

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    June 28, 1914.

    Archduke Ferdinand and his wife Sophie are killed when a Serb Nationalist Gavrilo Princip shoot them.

    November 11, 1918

    Europe is at peace (some what).

    September Hitler Invades Poland.

    So much for peace.
     
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    Back in 2000 or thereabouts when they were pickiing 'man of the century' for the 20th century my choice was Princip on the grounds that no one man singlehandedly did more to set the course of the entire century than he did with that single act.
     
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    It's true.

    It also goes to show you that one man can do much evil. Likewise, one man can cause much good.
     
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    My vote for man of this next century is Obama, no single human being has done so much to bring Conservatism back from the almost dead. Thanks Berry, you are one hell of a man! :D
     
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    September of 1939.

    It looks like you have WWI and WWII a bit confused.

    That was about 20 years of relative European "peace."
     
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    :lmao:
     
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    Well that's pretty much the way social avalanches happen, isn't it?

    Tension mounts and mounts up and then something minor (and yes, assassinations of political leadership were so common back that I think it fair to call the assassination of Ferdinand and Sofia a minor event) start the wehrmacht rolling.

    Europe had been preparing for a war for decades before WWI broke out.

    And it is not entirely unreasonable, I think, to see WWII as little more than ROUND 2 of WWI.
     
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    I was going to say, Hitler invaded Poland in 1918? :lol:
     
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    In Banja Luka,
    We don't have no second floor...
    I lived upstairs from you
    Yes I think you've seen me before

    If you hear something late at night
    Some kind of trouble. some kind of fight
    Just don't ask me what it was
    Just don't ask me what it was
    Just don't ask me what it was
     
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    I had a professor in college who called 1914-1945 one single war.

    He was correct for the most part.

    The 1920s were mainly peacefull.

    But there was aggression and outright war all over the place in the1930s - starting with Japans invasion of Manchuria in 1931.

    Never in human history have so many countries WANTED war so much as in 1914.

    Probably the most avoidable, unnecessary, pointless major conflict of all time.
     
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