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World War One Started 100 Years Ago Today

My dear friends 100 years ago today an event sparked World War I; the assassination of Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand of the Austria Hungary Empire. Before it was over 16 million men and women would die and another 20 million would be wounded. “The War To End All Wars” set the stage for the great Spanish flu epidemic that killed another 18-20 million people.

First World War erupts — History.com This Day in History — 8/1/1914
Four days after Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, Germany and Russia declare war…
HISTORY.COM

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About tatamkuluafrica

I am a man who has lived n 6 of the 7 continents. I first arrived in Africa on April 18, 1981. Africa has been a part of my life since. I spent 8 months living in a Xhosa village in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. I was given he nickname Tatamkulu Africa. In Xhosa it means "Grandfather Africa." In April of 1994 I was allowed to vote in the first democratic election in South Africa..I was honored to be part of such a historical moment. It was a beautiful and a magical day.

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