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Tratatul de pace de la Bucureşti din 1913 şi consecinţele sale
The Peace treaty of Bucharest from 1913 and its consequences

Author(s): Andrei Pogăcias
Subject(s): History
Published by: Muzeul Naţional al Unirii Alba Iulia
Keywords: Balkan wars; peace; independence; diplomacy; alliances

Summary/Abstract: After the 1875-78 crisis and the 1877-78 war in the Balkans, the two Balkan Wars from 1912-13 are perhaps the most important events until the First World War. Initially, it was hoped that the alliance of Balkan Christian states will defeat the Ottoman Empire, expel it out of Europe and finally install peace in this area of Europe. National interest and dreams of expansion shuttered these dreams, and conflict remained ever present in the Balkans. The peace of Bucharest had its great importance in those days: first, it recognised the Ottoman defeat and the Empire’s retreat from Europe, except from Edirne. The, it recognised the newly augmented states and the independence of Albania, although all these stipulations were the seeds for future conflict. Many of the borders of the 1913 peace are still official, after more than a century of turmoil in the area.Also, the peace pout Romania as one the most important states in Europe and showed the skills of its diplomacy and military strength. The two Balkan Wars were a prelude to the Great War, about to begin, and to the four years of gruesome massacres on the fields and in the trenches of World War 1, where all Balkan states will take part.

  • Issue Year: 53/2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 115-128
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Romanian