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Austro-Hungary and the Independenceof Montenegro
Austro-Hungary and the Independenceof Montenegro

Author(s): Karl Kaser
Subject(s): History
Published by: Историјски институт Црне Горe
Keywords: Austro-Hungary; Habsburg Balkan policy; Montenegro; Congress of Berlin

Summary/Abstract: The territorial ambitions of Montenegro at the Berlin Conference of 1878 were reduced by the Habsburg mpire, although the Great Powers agreed in doubling of its territories. But it was clear that Austria would rohibit any further extension to the north. A future unification of Serbia and Montenegro could be revented by the Monarchy’s right to occupy the Sanjak of Novi Pazar. Further restrictions of the Habsburg onarchy for Montenegro were the Monarchy’s right to control the harbor of Bar, the prohibition to stablish ar fleet and to station warships there. In addition, Montenegro was not allowed to establish roads in the oastal area without the permission of the Monarchy. From a Habsburg perspective the relations between the two states could be controlled by it until 1878 but not so successful afterwards. The year of 1878 nsofar constituted a kind of turning point in the bilateral relations between the two countries. The nnexation of Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1908 provoked pronounced disappointment in Serbia and especially in ontenegro. The Dual Monarchy, however, was not any longer able to control its territorial forefield in the Balkans efficiently.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 68-78
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: English