– World War One was initiated with a terrorist act – the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie on 28 June 1914 in Sarajevo (today Bosnia and Herzegovina, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire)

– Within 30 days of assassination, the World War begun with great powers choosing sides already prepared for the conflict

– The assassination was an example of terrorism for nationalistic reasons – the objective was to break the Austro-Hungarian south-Slav provinces off from the Austro-Hungarian Empire and free from the Austrian oppression

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