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How World War I Started (9:09)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 03:10 Why did Princeps and his co-conspirators target Archduke Franz Ferdinand?
  2. 04:00 Why didn’t Franz Ferdinand’s uncle, the Austrian emperor, like him?
  3. 05:50 Why was Austria’s ultimatum to Serbia important? And why was it important that it took a month for Austria to issue it?
  4. 07:30 John Green lays out the chronology that led up to World War I. What action taken by a national government started the hostilities?