The Top 10 Secret Societies in World’s History

05. The Black Hand

Secret Societies

Ever heard about the anti-imperialist political revolutionaries? The Black Hand was founded by them in Serbia in 1912. The purpose of this society was to unite all groups of Slavic people of Europe under one country. For this purpose, the separation of Serbia was required from Austria-Hungary regime. To do so, the society started commencing its operations by disseminating anti-Austrian propaganda and training saboteurs and assassins to disrupt political rule within the province. The plan was to start a war between Serbia and Austria so a chance could be created to fulfill their vision. In 1914, the society planned the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand. The execution was poorly performed which lead to a war between Serbia and Austria. The war leads to the WW1.