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United Nations

Archduke Franz Ferdinand assassination

Sunday Jun 28, 1914
Sarajevo, Kingdom of Serbia (Present-Day in Bosnia and Herzegovina)

In 1914, a political assassination in Sarajevo set off a chain of events that led to the outbreak of World War I. As more and more young men were sent down into the trenches, influential voices in the United States and Britain began calling for the establishment of a permanent international body to maintain peace in the postwar world.


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