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(Buzzfeed)   99 years ago, Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated, sparking a World War. Here are 99 facts you should know about Ferdinand. Archduke Sucks   (buzzfeed.com) divider line 21
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2013-06-28 11:05:22 AM
+1 subby
 
2013-06-28 11:09:53 AM
So the poor old ostrich died for nothing.
 
2013-06-28 11:18:52 AM
Having once done a fairly lengthy dissertation on the subject, this is a surprisingly good recap of the people and events.
 
2013-06-28 11:45:48 AM
Ah, the Archduke's assassination, the #1 all time comedy killer.  Even more than rectal cancer.
 
2013-06-28 12:02:36 PM

unyon: Having once done a fairly lengthy dissertation on the subject, this is a surprisingly good recap of the people and events.


It was, indeed.  Even if it was obviously written by a 12 year old on Adderall.
 
2013-06-28 12:16:57 PM
"... and Peace reigned over the Balkans ever since. The End."
 
2013-06-28 01:18:21 PM
Or, "99 numbered sentences that could be read as several paragraphs with some pictures thrown in."
 
2013-06-28 02:24:31 PM
It's sad that Franz Ferdinand would have probably been a great proponent of freeing the Balkans, but he was the one they assassinated.
 
2013-06-28 02:44:08 PM
He said...... TAKE ME OUT
 
2013-06-28 02:46:37 PM
Alright, I'll bite. Aside from trivia, what possible benefit is there for me to know these things?
 
2013-06-28 02:51:14 PM

DarkLancelot: It's sad that Franz Ferdinand would have probably been a great proponent of freeing the Balkans, but he was the one they assassinated.


If you let the moderate take over, people won't demand revolution.
 
2013-06-28 02:51:59 PM

Prime: Alright, I'll bite. Aside from trivia, what possible benefit is there for me to know these things?


You can win free drinks for trivia.
 
2013-06-28 02:57:01 PM
I got 99 problems, but an Archduke ain't one of them.
 
2013-06-28 03:24:08 PM
"And when Franz Ferdinand pays, everybody pays!"
 
2013-06-28 04:31:01 PM
99 facts about starting a war...
99 facts about warrrrr...
 
2013-06-28 05:46:45 PM
Alternate headline: "99 years ago today, Princip caught sayof"
 
2013-06-28 11:11:52 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-06-29 02:22:59 AM
Wasn't the name of the family technically Habsburg-Lorraine, not Habsburg, following Maria Theresa's reign?
 
2013-06-29 11:11:41 AM
He WAS the moderate - both sides hated his ass. The point of knowing this story is that Kaiser Wilhelm deliberately manipulated this to start a war, (think WMD, in this case requiring ridiculous consessions) - a World War due to the 'bonus' of entangled alliances.

The version at the very end that I read (and saw in a documentary of the war), was that Ferdinand - worried about his friend wounded in the attack - ordered the car to be called to go to the hospital; but no one informed the driver, who thought they were off to the next event. So when he drove past the turn, they ordered him to stop - incredibly at random directly next to Princip who was just sitting smoking a cigarette. On that freak happenstance the excuse was created wherein the lives of millions were snuffed out.
 
2013-06-29 05:01:55 PM
Franz Ferdinand is one of those bands that I want to like but after hearing their latest song once, I'm good, no real desire to hear more.

Oh, and Buzzfeed blows chunks.  I'd rather click on a Gawker link or get oral herpes from going down on submitter's mom.
 
2013-06-29 10:28:01 PM
Lame article, awesome headline.
 
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