Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

No Wonder the Balkans Were Unstable

The Prewar Overlapping Nationalist Aspirations in the Balkans


I discovered this map in  a booklet titled The Balkan Wars, produced by the Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe. Besides clearly showing the conflicting Serbian–Austro-Hungarian interests circa 1912, it gives a number of indications of competing nationalist ambitions among the Balkan countries that allied in the First Balkan War of 1912 and broke apart for the Second Balkan War the next year. Also, it shows that the states that aligned with the winning Allies during the World War made surprising headway in achieving their prewar expansionist dreams.


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5 comments:

  1. Where can we get a copy of the book(ISBN number PLEASE)???????

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  2. At last--I now can understand the Balkan situation a whole lot better. The map did the trick! Many thanks. DBeer

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  3. You can get the (free PDF) book here:

    http://www.cdsee.org/jhp/pdf/workbook3_eng_ed2.pdf

    Cordially,

    Chris

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  4. How do I sign into this without giving away my passwords? I do not have a blog anyway.
    Tom Morgan
    tmorgan58@hotmail.com

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  5. Is it true that Woodrow Wilson did not know that by declaring war on Germany that he would have to send an Army to France?
    Tom Morgan
    tmorgan58@hotmail..com

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