Accession Number : ADA309372

Title :   The Balkan Crisis 1912-1913. The Balkan League Alliance.

Descriptive Note : Strategy research project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Kochovski, Sergei I.

PDF Url : ADA309372

Report Date : 15 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : The Balkan wars (1912-1913) were two short wars which prepared the way for World War I. The First Balkan War was fought by four Balkan states against Turkey for the redistribution of the European territories of the Ottoman Empire. Serbia and Bulgaria accordingly concluded a treaty of alliance, to be joined latter on by Greece and Montenegro. The alliance became known as the Balkan League. After the conclusion of. the hostilities of the first war, the Conferences of the Ambassadors of the Great Powers followed, in order to settle the newly created status quo. Dissatisfied with the resulting agreements, Serbia allied with Greece and demanded a greater share of Macedonia from Bulgaria. Infuriated Bulgaria attacked Serbia. Consequently Greece, Romania and Turkey joined in on Serbia's side. In this Second Balkan War Bulgaria was defeated and lost territory to all her enemies. This paper focuses on the circumstances in which the Balkan League was created and the events that led to its destruction.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY HISTORY, *POLITICAL ALLIANCES, *EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES, *EASTERN EUROPE, *LIMITED WARFARE, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), ETHNIC GROUPS, TREATIES, CONTINUITY, TURKEY, RELIGION, BULGARIA, SERBIA, RUMANIA, POLITICAL NEGOTIATIONS, GREECE, MACEDONIA, MONTENEGRO.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Humanities and History
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE