By: Chloe Bent
The Powder Keg of Europe
The Balkan nations wished to gain territory at the expense of their neighbours which caused conflict and the Balkan Wars in 1912-13
The Balkans were not the major issue of WWI, but they were merely the agitator that led to the war.
The powder keg "exploded", which began with a conflict between imperial Austria-Hungary and Pan-Slavic Serbia
Between June 28 and July 28, 1914, Europe lit the fuse that ignited the powder keg of World War I.
The “Balkan powder keg,” also termed the “powder keg of Europe,” refers to theBalkans in the early part of the 20th century preceding World War I.
Countries in the Balkan Peninsula: Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, Greece, and the European part of Turkey
Europe in 1914 has often been compared to a powder keg: safe and secure until a fuse is lit.
They were known as the Central Powers because of their location in the heart of Europe
The Balkans is an area that had broken away from the Ottoman Empire
After the Balkan wars, Serbia nearly doubled its territory
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