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  • Date Submitted: 03/14/2010 05:24 AM
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  The First World War started with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary. Ferdinand's death at the hands of a Serbian nationalist, Gavrilo Princip set series of events that culminated in the world's first global war.[1] Several alliances that had been formed over the past decades were call upon greater power, so within weeks the major powers were at war, the conflict soon spread around the world. There was a remarkable sequence of events that led inexorably to the 'Great War' - a name that had been touted even before the coming of the conflict. Austria-Hungary sent an ultimatum to Serbia demanding the assassins be brought to justice. Serbia together with Russia, her allies refused the demand. Austria-Hungary then declared war on Serbia for refusing the ultimatum. Russia, bound by treaty to Serbia, announced mobilization of its vast army in her defense. Germany, allied to Austria-Hungary by treaty, viewed the Russian mobilization as an act of war against Austria-Hungary, declared war on Russia. France, bound by treaty to Russia, found itself at war against Germany. Britain allied to France and as a "moral obligation" upon her to defend France, declared war against Germany.[2] There are three guidelines to make a sustainable peace. First, develop an effective, efficient and agreeable conference between the countries involved. Second, the countries involved must have an equitable and just conference. Third, the countries involved must try to solve their disagreements.
  The first guideline is about having a conference between countries involved. The United Nation told Afghanistan to turn over Osama bin Laden for trial in the deadly bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa and close terrorists training camps. U.S.'s plans were ranging from diplomatic initiatives to military operations in Afghanistan, dealt with all aspects of a war against Al-Qaeda and persuading Afghanistan's Taliban government to turn in...


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