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The Countdown to War. The beginning to WWI. Franz Joseph blamed Serbia (King Peter). He gave them a ultimatum: Take steps to get rid of all terrorist (black hand) and any other anti-Austrian societies. Allow Austrian officials into Serbia to make sure the job is done.

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The countdown to war

The Countdown to War

The beginning to WWI


Results of sarajevo murders

  • Franz Joseph blamed Serbia (King Peter).

  • He gave them a ultimatum:

    • Take steps to get rid of all terrorist (black hand) and any other anti-Austrian societies.

    • Allow Austrian officials into Serbia to make sure the job is done.

Results of Sarajevo Murders


Serbian response

  • Serbia is given 48 hours to reply

  • King Peter agrees to the first demand but does not want Austrians in Serbia.

    AND SO IT BEGINS!

Serbian Response


3 rd balkan war in 3 years

  • On July 26th Austria starts shelling the Serbian city Belgrade.

  • July 29th ,the Serbians ask Russia for help. They say yes because of sympathy. (lots of Slav’s in Russia)

  • The Russians begin to get the troops ready.

3rd Balkan war in 3 years


Day by day

  • July 30th, Germany tells the Russians to stop getting their troops ready.

  • August 1st, Nicolas II refuses and Germany declares war on Russia.

  • August 2nd, France declares war on Germany. “Schlieffen plan” begins.

  • August 4th, England sends B.E.F to help Belgium

  • August 5th, All great powers are fighting.

Day by Day


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