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It's gonna get worse... (45.48)

Bobby: I got that you were proposing armistice the second I looked at the algorithm. But you should have considered the joys of peace before you assassinated the Archduke.

Taylor: It's a distraction. To me, and to you. It prevents us both from operating at our full potential.

Bobby: Oh. So you'd like to calm the blood feud for the sake of self-actualization?

Taylor: I'd like to end it because it's the rational thing to do.

Bobby: That's convenient, that you can fall back on what's rational just 'cause you don't like the consequences of your actions.

Taylor: Bullshit.

Bobby: You're frustrated. Good. It's gonna get worse.

The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and Franz Ferdinand's wife Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, occurred on 28 June 1914 in Sarajevo when they were mortally wounded by Gavrilo Princip. Princip was one of a group of six assassins (five Serbs and one Bosniak) coordinated by Danilo Ilić, a Bosnian Serb and a member of the Black Hand secret society. The political objective of the assassination was to break off Austria-Hungary's South Slav provinces so they could be combined into a Yugoslavia. The assassins' motives were consistent with the movement that later became known as Young Bosnia. The assassination led directly to World War I when Austria-Hungary subsequently issued an ultimatum to the Kingdom of Serbia, which was partially rejected. Austria-Hungary then declared war on Serbia, triggering actions leading to war between most European states.