‘This Changes Everything’ – Infographic Charts 100 Years of Unrest That Followed Archduke’s Death

Gabrilo Princip is arrested just seconds after shooting the Archduke Ferdinand and the Duchess Sofia -- June, 28, 1914.

Turning Point — Gavrilo Princip is arrested just seconds after shooting the Archduke Ferdinand and the Duchess Sofia on June, 28, 1914.

How is the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand connected to the current unrest in Iraq? According to this infographic from James Carson, founder and editor of the new website MadeFromHistory.com, the June 28, 1914 shooting of the Austro Hungarian prince and his wife Sofia in Sarajevo set in motion a sequence of events that not only produced the First World War, but all of the bloodiest milestones of the next 100 years. In fact, everything from the rise of Hitler and the Cold War to the Arab Israeli Conflict and 9/11 can all be traced back to the killing of the royal couple. See below. franz-ferdiand-1 20th-century-flowchart

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