Bosnian Crisis 1908 & The Black Hand

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The two Great Powers, Russia and Austria-Hungary were rivals in the Balkans, both countries
wanted to make territorial gains there.  Turkey was weak and corrupt. In 1908 there was a revolution in Turkey, and Austria-Hungary took advantage of this to annex Bosnia.   
This annoyed Serbia - Bosnia was full of Serbs, and Serbia had hoped to take over Bosnia
itself. Serbia could not fight alone and so looked to Russia for help. Russia was angry that
Austria-Hungary had made gains in the area and they demanded compensation. However
Russia had to…


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