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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.

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Mr.John
Mr.John

Allthough the man your looking for is Gavrilo Princip, and he ran up to the car where Franz and his wife drove and shot them with a pistol.

Kennedy was sniped.

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Mr.Walrus Author
Mr.Walrus

Okay, changed that. Thanks!

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decommanda
decommanda

nice interesting opinion, very interesting mate, thx for sharing

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jjawinte
jjawinte

That's certainly some info that I wasn't aware of. Makes you think alright.

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Mr.Walrus Author
Mr.Walrus

Thanks :D

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ForceHog
ForceHog

Weren't ther nine failed attempts on his life before that guy got a shot in? Or am I thinking of someone else?

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Mr.Walrus Author
Mr.Walrus

Well, he was an Archduke. But I've never heard that...

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Cremat0r
Cremat0r

Wow, when you think of it, it's damn right that the assassination of Franz Ferdinand was like an Avalanche, resulting in many, many giant historic events.

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Mr.Walrus Author
Mr.Walrus

And its not the only one!

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pupkin
pupkin

Yes, but common it's kinda vague, I mean I can say Napoleon caused the world wars because he affected Europe so much... Well, you know what I mean, I'm not tryin to hate ;P

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Mr.Walrus Author
Mr.Walrus

I get your point, though I feel confident that if he hadn't been assassinated a good amount of this wouldn't have happened.

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Cremat0r
Cremat0r

Also, don't forget the crusades, which surely affect live today, because of the Jihad, which is seen as revenge.

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Mr.Walrus Author
Mr.Walrus

There are tons out there. Just think, statistics show that if Sarah Palin had never been born we would have world peace by now ^^

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Cremat0r
Cremat0r

True true, you don't need statistics to prove that, everybody knows that!

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Mr.Walrus Author
Mr.Walrus

Yep. She's a nasty creature all right, no doubt about it.

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