Near Eastern affairs and conditions

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byStephen Panaretoff

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922. Excerpt: ... Lecture VII. THE BALKAN CONFEDERATION AND THE PARIS PEACE CONFERENCE When I was asked to give this course of lectures before the Institute of Politics I expected to deliver eight lectures, and the seventh lecture I meant to devote to the Balkan Wars and the World War as they affected the Balkan peoples. But as the number of lectures was curtailed I have had to include in my seventh and last lecture a kind of condensation of the two lectures which I had planned to give as the seventh and eighth. My lecture tonight will be on the Balkan Confederation and the decisions of the Paris Conference bearing upon it. The foundation of the Balkan Alliance of 1912 was laid on the twenty-ninth of February (or, new style, March thirteenth) of that year, when Bulgaria and Serbia signed a treaty of friendship and alliance. This Serbo-Bulgarian alliance was supplemented by a GrecoBulgarian defensive alliance concluded on May 29, 1912, at Sofia. By Article II of a secret annex to the Serbo-Bulgarian treaty of alliance the distribution of territory that was to be taken from Turkey in case of a successful war was regulated. The general principle on which this distribution was to be made is stated in the following clause: "Serbia recognizes the right of Bulgaria to the territory east of the Rhodope mountains and the river Struma; while Bulgaria recognizes a similar right of Serbia to the territory north and west of the Shar mountains." In regard to the territory comprised between the Rhodope and the Shar mountains, or, in other words, Macedonia, a detailed line of delimitation was fixed, beyond which Serbia undertook to ask for nothing. The larger part of Macedonia was thus adjudged by the treaty to Bulgaria, and only a portion of it, known by the name of the disputed or conte...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922. Excerpt: ... Lecture VII. THE BALKAN CONFEDERATION AND THE PARIS PEACE CONFERENCE When I was asked to give this course of lectures before t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217518036

ISBN - 13:9780217518031

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