What is the Bosnian Crisis?

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I've been finding it difficult to learn about the bosnian crisis, if anybody has a short easy summary it would help:) 

Posted Mon 28th May, 2012 @ 17:04 by Rachel

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  • 1908 a revolution took place in Turkey by the Young Turks, this weakened Turkey
  • Austria took advantage of this crisis and seized the provinces of Bosnia and Herzegovina, this upset Serbia because people in those provinces wanted to join Serbia
  • Russia backed Serbia and demanded an international conference but was forced to back down when Germany made it clear they would support Austria
  • The Kaiser was angry at Austria because they had not consulted him and was even more annoyed to find out Britain and Russia had recently signed an agreement and Austria was the only country who backed him at Algeciras

Hope this helps, though I'd advise looking up how this contributed to WW1 because that is likely to be part of the 10 mark question. Good Luck with the exam :)

Answered Tue 5th June, 2012 @ 17:58 by jenny100
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Thank you Jenny100, good luck with your exam too!:)

Answered Thu 7th June, 2012 @ 00:09 by Rachel