The Balkan Wars


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The Balkan Wars 1912-1913: "What They Wanted"

An Original Map from the Period

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The Dispute over Macedonia 1912-1913
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The Balkan Wars 1912-1913: "What They Got "
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Albania 1913

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Images

mehemed
Sultan Mehmed V Resad
1844-1918

vemi
Eleftherios Venizelos
1864-1836

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King Ferdinand I of
Bulgaria

1860-1948


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Sir Edward Grey
1862-1933


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Leopold Count von Berchtold
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Fratting und Pullitz
1863-1942


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Count Sergei Sazonov
1860-1927


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Sultan Abdul-Hamid II
1842-1918

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Documents

Sir Edward Grey to Ella Pease (a friend)

<>Feb.1, 1913
 

The Balkan crisis drags out its agony: the dreary part of Foreign Affairs is that nothing can be dealt with on its merits. Things have to be sacrificed to keep the peace between the Great Powers. If a good settlement of Albania would mean war between two or more Great Powers, and an inferior settlement would secure peace between them, the latter has to be preferred.

From: G. M. Trevelyan, Grey of Fallodon (London, 1937), 233

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Caricatures

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Paul Cambon

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Count Paul Metternich

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