Memoire of World War I - 1 Running head MEMOIRS Memoire of World War I Walden University 2MEMOIRS In 1914 my family and I along with the rest of the

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1 Running head: MEMOIRS Memoire of World War I Walden University
2MEMOIRS In 1914, my family and I along with the rest of the world were just beginning to be impacted by the Great War, also known as World War I. My home, Russia, is where much of this war began. On June 28 th 1914, our world changed forever. I, along with the rest of my nation, waited and watched as the war began. To begin with, Tsar Nicholas II ran our country and we had always been under this imperialistic rule as long as I can remember and much before. “On June 28, 1914, a Serbian nationalist assassinated the Austrian archduke and heir to the throne, Franz Ferdinand, in Sarajevo, Bosnia.” (Goff, 2004. pp 96) Thus starting the war. “Serbia was Russia’s last bastion of influence in the area. If Austria were allowed to crush Serbia, either diplomatically or militarily, Russia’s hopes in the Balkans would finally be smashed. After hearing of Austria’s ultimatum, the Russian foreign minister, Sergei Sazonov declared, “It means a European war!” He accused Austria of setting fire to Europe and on July

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