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The First Balkan War: 100 Years Later

08.10.2012 Branko Ilic , Serbian FBReporter       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 Balkans before the First Balkan War – 1905   On Oct. 8, 1912, the tiny Kingdom of Montenegro declared war on a weakened Ottoman Empire, kicking off what is

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