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  • Mark Biondich's The Balkans: Book Analysis

    of the Balkans at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. His book, The Balkans, looks at the region following the decline of the Ottoman Empire. More specifically, he discusses how the contrasting forces of nationalism and foreign intervention have caused the mass violence which are unfortunately synonymous with Balkan history. Balkan nationalist movements followed a similar path beginning with cultural revival and ending with political agitation for national liberation. In the sixty years between the First Serbian Uprising (1804) and the creation of an independent Romanian state in 1866, rebellions had arisen throughout the region all with the goal of establishing sovereign states. These national movements were…

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  • Gary Shelley's Essay: Creation And Development Of The World War

    large countries in Europe, it had control over other smaller countries, which they called colonies. An example of one of Austria’s colonies was Serbia, located in the Balkans. Serbia, however, was not happy with the colonization of their country and decided to start a revolution by assassinating the Archduke of Austria – Franz Ferdinand. This assassination brought along a war between Austria and Serbia with Russia defending Serbia. The alliance system was brought into play at this moment when…

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  • Nationalism Essay

    To continue, nationalism was an element of growing popularity and importance among nations worldwide. There were countries seeking to become the most powerful nation that they could possibly be, but there were also some groups of people wishing to achieve national autonomy. For instance, Slavic people living in Austria Hungary wished to achieve sovereignty as a common ethnic group. “Many small nations under Turkish or Austro-Hungarian rule seethed with nationalistic fervor. These Balkan nations…

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  • Illlyrian Essay

    The Illyrians were an Indo-European people, ancestors of today’s modern Albanians. Their first migration into the area between the Adriatic Sea and Sava River began in the Middle to Late Bronze age circa 2000-1200 BCE (Ceka, 2005:33; Harding, 1992:17; Srejovic, 1998:14; Stallo, 2007:7; Stipčević, 1977; Wilkes, 1992:37-39). As the Illyrian population grew, their territory covered the western Balkans between the Middle Danube valley and the Adriatic Sea (Harding, 1992; Wilkes, 1992:92). Today…

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  • Macedonia History

    I. HISTORY OF THE CULTURE A country located in the Balkan Peninsula in Southeast Europe, Macedonia is a nation with roots that run deep in history. “Macedonia” is the oldest surviving name of a country in Europe. The Historic Macedonia was governed by the Roman Empire, by the Byzantine Empire, and by Turkey. In 1878, the Treaty of Stefano granted possession of the largest part of Macedonia to Bulgaria. However, Bulgaria was defeated by the Greece and Serbia in the Second Balkan War of 1913 and…

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  • The Contributions Of Germany In Europe's Last Summer By David Fromkin

    Reinsurance treaty of 1887 was a part of Chancellor Bismarck’s plan to keep the Russia in Germany’s sphere of influence. Rather than have to get Austria to side with Germany in the run up to WW1, the Russians would be neutral until France invades Germany. With Germany allied to Russia, the debacle with Archduke Ferdinand would have been a small issue that could be resolved diplomatically. Austria may even have the blessings of Russia and Germany to war with Serbia without needing to be secretive…

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  • Ottoman Empire Decline

    The term Ottoman is a dynastic designation which is extracted from Osman I (Arabic: ʿUthmān), who was the nomadic Turkmen leader who instituted both the dynasty and the empire about 1300. Ottoman empire dates back to 15th and 16th centuries, it was established by Turkish Tribes in Anatolia (Asia Minor). It grew as one of the most influential states in the world. The period of Ottoman remained for 600 years and it ended in 1922, when it was substituted by the Turkish Republic and several other…

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  • Case Study: Europeanization Of The Balkans

    Titles: 1. Europeanization of the Balkans. Case study of Croatia as an EU MS and Montenegro as an applicant member. 2. Croatia as an Intermediate between the European Commission and Applicant MSs in the Western Balkans. Croatia-Montenegro Relations. 3. The Balkans from Communist dissolution to European Integration. Development in Croatia and Montenegro. A) Description: European integration in the Balkans, in specific Croatia and Montenegro, has been crucial whether to achieve or not achieve…

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  • The Pros And Consequences Of The Balkan War

    As was previously mentioned, the Balkan War reflects one way of historicizing mass murder. The Bosnian Serb soldiers and militiamen commenced a campaign of compiling lists of leading Muslim and Croat intellectuals, musicians, and professionals summarily executing them led by President Slobodan Milosevic and General Ratko Mladic from 1992- 1995. The system of control extended beyond inflicting bodily harm and encompassed systems intended to restrict the life and movement of non- Serb civilians.…

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  • The First Balkan Crisis: The Potention Of The First World War I

    The citizens living in Bosnia during this time viewed Austria’s annexation of their home as “Subjugation”, and in the years following the First Bosnian Crisis a large number of nationalist groups formed to overthrow the Austro-Hungarian monarchy’s rule in the Balkans. The most fervent supporter of theses nationalist terrorist groups was the Nation of Serbia. Having never accepted Austria’s annexation of Bosnia, the Serbian government quickly established their own groups to support Bosnian…

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