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Joint Committee on Eastern Europe Publication Series #12: History of the Balkans: Volume 2by Barbara Jelavich
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This volume concentrates on the Balkan wars and World War II, which both had their origins in the desire of nationalist circles to complete the territorial unification of their states. A substantial part of this book deals with the wartime experience, the establishment of the postwar regimes and their internal development to 1980 and the divergent paths followed by the five states (Bulgaria, Greece, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia) since 1945.
This volume concentrates on the Balkan wars and World War II, focusing particularly on Bulgaria, Greece, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia since 1945.
The major emphasis of Volume 1 is on the movements for national sovereignty, the revolutionary activity associated with them, and the place of these events in the international relations of the day for the major nationalities of the Balkan region. Volume 2 deals primarily with events in the 20th century. A large portion of this volume is devoted to wartime experiences, the establishment of postwar regimes, and their internal development to 1980.
This volume begins with a discussion of the internal developments in Bulgaria, Greece, Montenegro, Romania, and Serbia from around 1878, and of the Romanian and South Slave nationalities of the Hapsburg Empire from 1867.
Table of Contents
List of maps; Preface; Introduction; Part I. War and National Consolidation, 1887-1941: 1. The Balkan national monarchies; 2. The dual monarchy: Austria-Hungary from 1867 to 1914; 3. The end of Ottoman rule in Europe: the Albanian and Macedonian questions; 4. World War I; 5. The first postwar decade; 6. Balkan authoritarian regimes: the outbreak of World War II; Part II. World War II and the Postwar Developments: 7. The Balkan states in World War II; 8. The immediate postwar readjustments: the Greek civil war and the Yugoslav-Soviet conflict; 9. The Communist governments, 1950-1980; 10. The Greek alternative; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
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