- Mar 22, 2010
The Arch Duke dying while hunting wouldn't be an international incident. WW1 wasn't inevitability, Britain wanted to stay out of it but Germany forced their hand by invading BelgiumAin't life just filled with such moments.
You know the Arch Duke also almost died in a hunting accident just months before his assassination.
But like I said before, war was pretty imminent. "so many forces were at play, national rivalries, personal ambition, royal prestige, revolutionary ideals, it is hard to believe it could have been stopped"
Everyone was just waiting for a spark to ignite it all. And if not the one, there would have been another. Stopping princip would almost certainly just have slightly delayed the onset of the first world War.