This is not the usual modding jabber I have, this is more on history- I was thinking last night, and came to what I think is a very interesting conclusion.
I thought in my bed when I couldnt sleep "Who is the person that has affected the world the most?" My obvious first choices were people like Lenin or Hitler. But when I really thought about it, it was someone we dont even know the name of.
The assassinator of Archduke Franz Ferdiand is the one. Garvrilo Princip was a Serbian citizen, and due to the tension between countries in the late 1800's and the early 1900's, he set the powder keg to WW1 when he shot Ferdinand with a pistol. This caused the massing of armies, the invention of the war plane, the tank, and the gases of war. It also weakend the Russian Empire's army, allowing Lenin and the Soviet Union to rise to power.
But not only was it WW1, it was also WW2. Germany only ate Hitler's words for the entire countries morale had gone so low that they would follow anyone nationalist. The Nazis, the killing of the Jews, the Atom bomb, and hundreds of other devestating machines of battle are also because of this man with a pistol.
After the war, the Soviets and the Americans started the Cold War, where massive amounts of armies and weapons were built and kept waiting.
The Korean war started mainly because of the Cold war.
The Vietnam war started mainy because of the Cold war, too.
Basically, in the end, the killer of Archduke Franz Ferdinand indirectly caused 5 wars, the building of more weapons than ever before seen, the Nazis, the Soviet Union, and the killing of millions of people. Of course, he can't really be "blamed" for this, for who would have ever guessed this to be the outcome? Also, who knows... If the arms race between European countries before WW1 had continued, would it have been more devestating? Or what would all these amazing inventions related to warfare be like, if we had never had a war like that?
It kinda makes you think, dosent it? If this Princip had barely missed and the Archduke got away, the entire world would be a completely different place.