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189 Looking Back on The Calm Before the Storm, Part 2

This episode covers the second half of season 8, roughly from late 1904 until the beginning of the First Balkan War in 1912. In that time, the Balkan status quo broke wide open as Russia and Austria-Hungary returned to their competition for dominance. Meanwhile, the Young Turk Revolution in the Ottoman Empire greatly destabilized the country and further opened up chances to end the long-imposed status quo. As a result, Italy won a war against the Ottomans and the Balkan League formed to take its European territories.




Bulgarians demonstrating against Greeks after violence in Macedonia.
Bulgarians demonstrating against Greeks after violence in Macedonia.

Garvanov and Sarafov after being assassinated by the MRO's left wing.
Garvanov and Sarafov after being assassinated by the MRO's left wing.

The Ottomans proclaiming a new government after the Young Turk Revolution
The Ottomans proclaiming a new government after the Young Turk Revolution

Ferdinand after having proclaimed Bulgaria's independence.
Ferdinand after having proclaimed Bulgaria's independence.

A posted depicting the Balkan League fighting the Ottomans together.
A posted depicting the Balkan League fighting the Ottomans together.

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