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Montenegro and the Eastern Question at the End of the 19th Century

Author(s): Saša Knežević
Subject(s): Diplomatic history, 19th Century
Published by: Историјски институт Црне Горe
Keywords: Eastern Question; Montenegro; Great Powers; Prince Nicholas; Cretan crisis; European Turkey; Balkan

Summary/Abstract: The Balkan states saw the Eastern Question as a creation of favourable opportunities for attaining positions in the European parts of Turkey, and even their potential redistribution. Montenegro also had its own aspirations, but it had to sense the mood and take position of the Great Powers. A new crisis was foreshadowed when the riots of the Greek population in Crete broke out in 1896. Open conflict between Greece and Turkey brought the issue of European Turkey back into the focus of the diplomacy of the Great Powers, but also of the Balkan states. Austria-Hungary and Russia agreed on maintaining peace and preserving the status quo in the Balkans, which greatly affected not only them but the Balkan states as well.This paper looks into the diplomatic activities of Montenegro and its international positions at the end of the XIX century.

  • Issue Year: 2020
  • Issue No: 3-4
  • Page Range: 85-95
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Slavic (Other)