French diplomacy toward Romania during the Balkan Wars (1912–1913)

Stojić, Biljana (2016) French diplomacy toward Romania during the Balkan Wars (1912–1913). In: Balkan Entanglements - Peace of Bucharest / edited by Matei Gheboiannu, Cosmin Ioniţǎ. Bucarești : Universităţii din Bucarești, pp. 31-53. ISBN 978-606-16-0791-4

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The First Balkan War began in October 1912 and was fought by Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece and Montenegro against the Ottoman Empire. The goal of the war was to expel the Ottoman Empire from the Balkans. Although it was a Balkan state, Romania did not take part in the war. Nevertheless, it observed carefully the development of the conflict. Romania's standing outside of the conflict was appreciated by the Great Powers and among them especially by France. Because of the political maturity that it showed, Romania was an important part of the French foreign policy toward Balkans during 1912 and 1913. The main task of the French policy during the First Balkan War was to ensure that the conflict remains local and that Romania does not enter the war. This paper analyses the French policy toward Romania and the Balkans in 1912 and 1913 on the basis of the reports of the French diplomats in Bucharest, Sofia, Saint Petersburg, etc. The special attention would be given to the Romanian demands that were considered at the London Conference and during the negotiations with Bulgaria conducted in the spring of 1913 in Sankt Petersburg. Moreover, the Romanian participation in the Second Balkan War and its role in the establishing of peace at the Conference in Bucharest will be considered according to French diplomatic reports

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: France, Romania, Bulgaria, Balkan Wars, Camille Blondel, Titu Maiorescu
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
D History General and Old World > DC France
D History General and Old World > DR Balkan Peninsula
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Depositing User: Milica J
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2022 09:39
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2023 11:36

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