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1914: The Balkan Whirlpool
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Balkan whirlpool
Germany is getting              into this area of the world and its issues
the Balkans are "                   anti-imperialist"
against the Austrian-Hungarian Empire
against the Ottoman Empire
they've thrown off                  rule, but now they are full of quarrels with each other, the Balkans has become a battle ground of warring new                           
1908:              is annexed by the Austro-Hungarian empire
1912-1913: various Balkan wars
players: the old Ottoman Empire, the Young Turks, Bulgarians, Serbians, Romanians, Montenegrans, Macedonians, Greeks, Catholics, Greek Orthodox adherents, Muslims
the bordering empires          what happens here
Austria-Hungary doesn't want their empire to get broken up by these                     , ambition anti-imperial nationalities
the Turks feel threatened
the Russian empire empathizes with their          counterparts in Serbia
the result is proxy wars
Austria-Hungarian Empire is backing the                    against the Serbs
the Russians are on the Serbian side
Serbs have large ambitions to become a South-Slav Empire
for Austro-Hungarian empire and its German allies,                nationalists haven't been sufficiently dealt with
the Russians are frustrated and angry that the Austro-Hungarians were able to get their way with German backing
much resentment is focused on Britian
the 1912 Balkan war was settled by the treaty of London which attempted to "put a lid on the situation", Germany felt that through this treaty it and Austria-Hungaria had not been allowed to properly deal with the nationalists in the Balkan area
accelerants (1912-1913)
an example of an accelerant is gasoline
the agitated situation in the Balkans is like gasoline lying around waiting to be set alight
December 1912: German        Council
British have just gotten involved to put a stop to the war of 1912 and keep the Austro-Hungarians from "putting a          into the Serbs"
the Germans are furious about this, and it's the form their fury takes that is so interesting
Wilhelm II's notes: "The final struggle between the Slavs and the Teutons will see the Anglo-Saxons on the side of the Slavs and the Gauls."
instead of talking about the states as states, he is talking about them as racial groups and for him it's a contest of            coming to a final struggle, it's that kind of apocalyptic feeling that leaps from the page
the cold facts of what's going on in the Balkan crisis would not cause any dispassionate observer to come to these conclusions, Wilhelm II's conclusions are more a result of his              and imperialistic world view
German decisions
                     war
the final struggle is coming, it will be better to have a preventive war before the                  get too strong along with their French allies
Austria-Hungary
let's Austria-Hungary know that the next time they have a serious crisis in the Balkans, Germany will be behind then 100%, and Germany encourages them to "take a          line in the Balkans"
war plans
decided on a further build-up of the German army, and took actions to lock them into a plan that even if a war starts in the Balkans, the Germans will be prepared to wage that war in France and Belgium
Russia and              are responding to this military build-up in Germany
Germany increasingly reaches out to make common cause with the           
by 1913, there is a lot of gasoline lying around the Balkans, and in 1914, the            will be struck there
1914: Schizophrenic Germany
1914: The Balkan Whirlpool
1914: From Balkan Crisis to War
1914-1916: All War Plans Fail Horribly
The 1916 Missed Opportunity for Peace
WWI Pushes Warring Countries Toward Total States
Why the Allies Won World War One
Post-WWI: Filling the Void of Collapsed Empires
Post-WWI Communism vs. Anti-Communism
Post World War I: The Age of Uncertainty
1910s/1920s: Modern Women
The World of 1930
The 1930s World Crisis
1930s: The Decade of Contingency
America's Entry into World War II
WWII: Strategies for Total War
1945: Hour Zero
Post WWII: Imagining New Countries
Conflicts in Postwar Nation Building
The Two Europes That Emerged After WWII
1947 China: Undesirable Communists vs. Flawed Nationalists
Post WWII: The Age of America
Reasons for the Korean War
How WWIII was Avoided in the Korean War
1950-1952: The Cold War Comes to Main Street
1950-1954: The H-Bomb and the Nuclear Revolution
1950s: Loosening Empires and Building Confederations
The Emergence of the Third World
1958-1962: The World at the Brink
Third World Proxy Wars of the 1950s and 1960s
Managerial States and the Transnational Disruption of 1968
1970s Obstacles to Reducing Cold War Tensions
1970s Democratic Socialism Becomes a Non-Choice
1980s Political Polarization
1980s: Global Capitalism Transformed