Edward Grey and The First Balkan War

Rastović, Aleksandar P. (2012) Edward Grey and The First Balkan War. Journal of Social Sciences Special Issue on Balkans, 27. pp. 162-168. ISSN 1300-9435

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The First Balkan War was one of the most important events in the modern political history of the South-Eastern Europe. On the one hand it remarked completion of the centuries national liberation struggle of the members of the Balkan Alliance (Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, Montenegro) and leaving of the Balkans territories from the Ottoman Empire on the other hand. After a few weeks of the intensive fighting there was an armistice, and after that was starting Peace conference of the Balkan Allies and ambassadors conference of the Great Powers in London. One of the most eminent protagonist of the First Balkan War and creator of the London Peace conference was Edward Grey, British Foreign Secretary. He was convinced pacifist, and firmly believed that war is immoral and irrational meaning of the foreign policy, and that First Balkan war should be terminated as soon as possible. Grey considered that there is danger of the spreading of the war fire in the wider European war between Triple Alliance and the Central Powers. All participants of the London Peace Conference claimed that Edward Grey was master of neutrality and impartiality.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Edward Grey, The First Balkan War, Balkan allies, Turkey, Great Britain, Serbia
Depositing User: Slavica Merenik
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2021 12:20
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2023 10:08
URI: http://rih.iib.ac.rs/id/eprint/39

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