First Balkan War

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First Balkan War

On the 9th of October 1912 the Balkan League including Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia and Montenegro declared war on the Ottoman Empire. The aim of the Balkan League was to liberate their brothers under Turkish rule. The whole world was astonished by the victories of the Bulgarian Army which liberated the City-Fortress of Odrin. The walls of Odrin were constructed by German engineers and the city was considered to be one of the most well-protected cities in the world. However the Bulgarians liberated it in less than a week. The Ottoman Empire suffered great losses and drew back its forces behind...

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First Balkan War

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First Balkan War

The First Balkan War, which lasted from October 1912 to May 1913, pitted the Balkan League (Serbia, Greece, Montenegro and Bulgaria) against the Ottoman Empire. The combined armies of the Balkan states overcame the numerically inferior and strategically disadvantaged Ottoman armies and achieved rapid success. As a result of the war, almost all remaining European territories of the Ottoman Empire were captured and partitioned among the allies. Ensuing events also led to the creation of an independent Albanian state. Despite its success, Bulgaria was dissatisfied over the division of the...

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