How did Serbia anger Austria-Hungary?

1 Answer
Mar 2, 2017

Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in Serbia by Gavrilio Princip.


Bosnia and Herzegovina was under Austria-Hungary's control that time. The Black Hand, a Serbian group, wanted to free Bosnia and Herzegovina because 80% of Bosnia and Herzegovina's citizens were Serbians.

The Black Hand planned to combine Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina to make a Greater Serbia. So the Black Hand planned to assassinate the Archduke when he was in Serbia.

Gavrilo Princip, a member of Black Hand, was the assassin who killed the Archduke (other assassins failed). The Archduke along with his wife died by a gunshot.

On July 28, 1914, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia.

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