The Black Hand

Topics: World War I, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria Pages: 2 (752 words) Published: February 14, 2013
Black Hand - The Conspiracy that started War.
In 1911 ten politically important men of Serbia formed a secret society called the Black Hand in one of their sister’s basements. Three years later, the Black Hand had started World War one. Fifteen million people died, 20 million people wounded; all because of the bad judgement of one man and the death of another. The cause the Black Hand was fighting for was a worthy one for they were simply liberating themselves from Austro-Hungarian control. They wanted to be free people and many powerful and political people of Serbia joined the leader ranks of the Black Hand. They operated through stealth and if a perpetrator of the Black Hand was caught by the enemy then they were under strict orders to commit suicide at the first opportunity, if not then the Black Hand would kill that person themselves in case they had become a spy for the enemy; One bad move and the foundation of which they formed would be ripped apart; They had to be cautious and very clear on what they intended to do or their enemy would pick them off one by one. The cause of the First World War is quite memorably famous; well I’d say it is to anyone who’s studied WWI in school but what may seem interesting is how one small rock that is the assassination of a prince, tied to many other bigger rocks that are the empires and the countries, could miraculously pull them all in to a never-ending hole in such short time. Many speculate that the tension between the two sides of the war was at such a high standing point that even a feather could make that tension blow up colossally; others who think otherwise are quite stupid. So generally it wasn’t the small innocent(well I wouldn’t exactly say innocent) rock that pulled the larger...
Continue Reading

Please join StudyMode to read the full document

You May Also Find These Documents Helpful

  • The Hands Of The Blacks Essay
  • The Hand Essay
  • black psychology Essay
  • Black comedy Essay
  • Black Stable Hand Essay
  • Black Essay
  • black Essay
  • Luis Bernardo Honwana's The Hands of the Blacks: Response Essay

Become a StudyMode Member

Sign Up - It's Free