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Richard Cohen: In world history, one can be the deadliest number you've ever known

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" 'Sophie, Sophie, don't die! Stay alive for the children,' the dying Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand urged his wife as she slumped over him in the open-topped sports car. But Gavrilo Princip's shot had already killed her. A bodyguard asked Franz Ferdinand if he was in pain. 'It's nothing!' he replied repeatedly. Those were his last words." This is the way Simon Kuper began his Financial Times piece on what happened in Sarajevo 100 years ...


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