Diplomatie (the art or science of conducting international relations) + Marathōn (a long distance persistent journey). The Diplomathon™ logo depicts the Latin Bridge based in Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. 1914 saw the assassination of Archduke Franz-Ferdinand and Sophie at the Latin Bridge in Sarajevo which set off a rapid chain of events: Austria-Hungary, like many countries around the world, blamed the Serbian government for the attack and hoped to use the incident as justification for settling the question of Slav nationalism once and for all. As Russia supported Serbia, an Austro-Hungarian declaration of war was delayed until its leaders received assurances from German leader Kaiser Wilhelm that Germany would support their cause in the event of a Russian intervention–which would likely involve Russia’s ally, France, and possibly Britain as well. On July 28, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. Russia, Belgium, France, Great Britain and Serbia had lined up against Austria-Hungary and Germany, and World War I had begun. The logo depicts the Latin Bridge as a monument which forever changed the dynamics of International Relations & shows a parallel shadow overcast of the bridge on the river Miljacka below depicting the immediate & parallel consequences of the events that took place alongside the Colours used referring to the colours of the flags of the allies, who eventually won World War I.