How did an assassination lead to WW1? On June 28 1914 Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife Sophie in Sarajev, were assassinated. This led to WW1, but why? Because of the assassination Austria-Hungary sent a list of demands to Siberia, who led the assassination. Austria-Hungary said if these demands were not completed, they would start war. The list of demands were done, but war started anyway. This caused all of the allies to join and start WW1.

Woodrow Wilson was the 28th president of the United States of America and president during WW1. He is famous for his fourteen-points. According to Wikipedia, “The Fourteen Points was a statement of principles for peace that was to be used for peace negotiations in order to end World War I. The principles were outlined in a January 8, 1918 speech on war aims and peace terms to the United States Congress by President Woodrow Wilson.” According to the National WWI Museum, the Fourteen Points are: “1. Open diplomacy without secret treaties 2. Economic free trade on the seas during war and peace 3. Equal trade conditions 4. Decrease armaments among all nations 5. Adjust colonial claims 6. Evacuation of all Central Powers from Russia and allow it to define its own independence 7. Belgium to be evacuated and restored 8. Return of Alsace-Lorraine region and all French territories 9. Readjust Italian borders 10. Austria-Hungary to be provided an opportunity for self-determination 11. Redraw the borders of the Balkan region creating Roumania, Serbia and Montenegro 12. Creation of a Turkish state with guaranteed free trade in the Dardanelles 13. Creation of an independent Polish state 14. Creation of the League of Nations”.

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