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Is the First Balkan War Really Over?

PUERTO RICAN JEW Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 11:01 AM
This article briefly chronicles a small chapter of the history of this region of Eastern Europe shedding light on the origin of the work "Balkanization;" a term that the United States must never allow to be applicable in this country!
Montenegro's Oct. 8, 1912, declaration of war on the Ottoman Turkish Empire and its Oct. 9 attack on neighboring Albania, an Ottoman protectorate, stunned Europe. Montenegro, a military midget, attacking Albania, another poor and backwater Balkan nowhere? Can a tiny statelet like Montenegro spark great havoc?

When the spark strikes a powder keg of ethnic, sectarian and nationalist conflict, the tragic answer is yes. This week marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the First Balkan War (October 1912 to May 1913). It was the second in a series of three wars that led to the great and not quite...