2 pages-  . The traditional narrative of the outbreak of World War I is that, in a one-off, random event in June 1914, a young Serbian nationalist, Gavrilo Princip, assassinated the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, and this incident set in motion a series of global conflicts that became known as the Great War. Assess this narrative. To what extent is it accurate, and to what extent is there more to the story? First, explain the long-term trends that led Gavrilo Princip to Sarajevo. Second, explain the short-term events that precipitated the July Crisis. How did (what could have been) a localized conflict in the Balkans turn into a continental war that spread from France to Russia? Finally, what, or who, were the “Serbian ghosts” haunting the outbreak of the war? 

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