The first balkan war, 1912-1913

An analysis from british records

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The First Balkan War (Balkan War I), which was triggered by the Balkan states like Serbia, Montenegro, and Bulgaria against the Ottoman Turkish government in 1912, marked an important milestone in the history of the world and Eastern Europe in particular. This is because although the Balkan War I negotiation was successfully agreed at the international negotiating table by the great powers of Europe, but it became a prelude to World War I. The victory of Serbia against Ottoman Turkish government in 1913 in the Balkan War I had given the motivation for the small Balkan states to be involved in conflicts in Sarajevo in 1914, which eventually caused the outbreak of World War I. This article will discuss the factors that led these small Balkan states to oppose the Ottoman Turkish government and the resolution that was undertaken to end these conflicts. The analysis of this discussion is based on the primer sources obtained from the British ambassadors in the Balkans, which are held in the Public Record Office, Kew, London. The study found that the desire to defeat the Ottoman Empire by these small Balkan states and the desire to take over the position of the Ottoman power in the Balkans are the causes for the war.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-140
Number of pages32
JournalTamkang Journal of International Affairs
Volume18
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2014

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Keywords

  • Annexation
  • Austria-Hungary
  • Balkan league
  • Balkan States
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Eastern Europe
  • Ottoman empire
  • Province
  • Serbia
  • The treaty of berlin
  • World War I

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  • Education
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Strategy and Management

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The first balkan war, 1912-1913 : An analysis from british records. / Mat Enh, Azlizan.

In: Tamkang Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 18, No. 1, 01.07.2014, p. 109-140.

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