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The shot that started world war i

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Social Studies Middle School

The Shot that Started World War I

In 1914, the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary was shot and killed. The assassination started World War I and changed the course of the 20th century. This public radio story takes you to the street corner in Sarajevo where it all began to understand aristocracy at the time and how lax security led to the assassination.

Imperialism World History II World War I Geography

Story Length: 5:29

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AIR DATE: 06/27/2014

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