Gavrilo Princip Analysis

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The coverage in St. Petersburg´s newspapers about the murderer, Gavrilo Princip, highlights his identity, his partners and his motives for the crime. “Exchange Statements” compared the interrogations of the member that threw the first bomb, Chabrinovich, who didn´t hide his satisfaction for the death of the Archduke but regretted the death of Sophie, and Princip, who was “utterly defeated and depressed”. The newspapers described Princip as a “schoolboy”, “a young Serbian patriot”, “a mad killer”, and an “eighteen-year-old youth”. Princip´s actions were, in a way, excused by the following: "Gavrilo Princip saw the oppressed position of the Serbs in Austria-Hungary, and, under the influence of blindness, imagined that it was possible to change…show more content…
One of the main aspects written about on the newspapers was the fact that he had already been warned of the risks of going to Sarajevo since he was told: “... the country is in a very turbulent condition and the Servian part of the population, might organize a demonstration against the Archduke.” (Archduke ignored warning, 1914). There were also other responses from other countries such as France who were concerned, since as it was stated on The New York Times, that the press of France feared that an outcome of an assassination would be…show more content…
Franz accepted this conditions, but Franz Joseph was afraid that after he died and his nephew took his place, he wouldn't keep his promise and make his sons the heirs to the throne. The other thing that made Franz Joseph say that quote was the fact that Franz Ferdinand was known to be a supporter of the Slavs, even considering to make a Triarchy with the South Slavs. Unluckily for the Serbians, almost the only thing that made Austria not to attack was Franz holding them back. After the assassination, the Austrians started to riot against the Serbians since they feared further Serbian plots against Austria, meanwhile, the government analyzed what would they do with the Serbians after this. In a start, they acknowledged that starting war with Serbia could cause war with Russia, but as the time passed by the support of the Kaiser Wilhelm II made Austria more secure about making war with Serbia, this by sending them an ultimatum that was impossible to accept, made intentionally by Austria in that way so they could have an excuse to attack Serbia. This action

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