the struggle for control in the Balkans 1900-14

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why was there a crisis ober bosnia 1908-1909?
1)a group of young officers seized power in turkey. aim- rebuild trukish empire, try to reclaim the province of Bosnia, occupied by Austri-hungary. 2)Austria annexed bosnia and Herzegovina. 3)Serbia was furious and prepared for war
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why was there a crisis ober bosnia 1908-1909? (continued)
4)Serbs appealed to Russia for help. Russia demanded internation conference. 5) Austria refused to attend-fully backed by germany. Germany demanded that Russia accepted the Austrian annexation of Bosnia.
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why was there a crisis ober bosnia 1908-1909? (continued)
6)Russia had little choice but to accept. army was no match for both Austrian and German. britian and France, didnt want to be dragged into crisis and didnt really support Russia.
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what was the importance of the Bosnia Crisis 1908-1909?
*serbia furious with Austria-wanted revenge & the return of Bosnia *Russia humiliated & unwilling to back in future crises *Germany now full commited to supporting Austrian poilcy in Balkans, even if it led to war.
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what was the situation in the balkans in 1900? - Austria Hungary
large, unstable & multinational empire. Large numbers of Austia's slav people wanted to break away & join with fellow slavs in Serbia. Austris-Hungary therefore saw Serbia as a threat to her continued survival and was determined to destroy Serbia
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what was the situation in the balkans in 1900? - The Turkish Empire
once been the largest empire in the balkans, but was on the decline in the 19th century. Greece, Serbia, Montenegro, Romania and Bulgaria had won back their independance. however they did still control the area of the Balkans called Macedonia.
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what was the situation in the balkans in 1900? - Russia
they didnt want a potential enemy-Austria-Hungary to gain control of the Daranelles-block off Russia's exit to Meditterranean. they also supported Serbia & other Blakan nationalists who wished to set up or expand their indepent states,
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what was the situation in the balkans in 1900? - Bosnia
inhabitied mainly with Serbs. at Congress of Berlin Austria-Hungary recieve the right to 'occupy and admister' Bosnia and Herzegovina. this infuriated the Serbs who had hoped to incorporate Bosnia into a greater Serbia -rivalry between A-H and Bosnia
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what was the situation in the balkans in 1900? - Serbia
wished to unite all serbs living in Austro-Hungarian and Turkish Empire into greater Serbia, espeially the area of Bosnia. rivarly between Austria-Hungan as Serbian aims threaten the future of their empire
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what was the situation in the balkans in 1900? - Bulgaria
achieved independance in 1878, wanted to reclaim Southern Macedonia which they had been force to return to the Turks.competing with Serbia to be mos powerful Balkan Nation.
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4)Serbs appealed to Russia for help. Russia demanded internation conference. 5) Austria refused to attend-fully backed by germany. Germany demanded that Russia accepted the Austrian annexation of Bosnia.

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