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Dr. Richard M. Ebeling is professor of Economics at Northwood University

by Richard Ebeling

This year marks the one hundredth anniversary of the beginning of the First World War. In June of 1914, a Serbian nationalist assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, along with his wife, Sophie, in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo. This set in motion a chain of events that in July and August 1914 brought all the Great Powers of Europe into war with each other.

(Delivered at the Hungry Minds Discussion Club in Denver, Colorado, February 8, 2014)

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