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|Plate 38 from Die Bulgaren in ihren historischen, ethnographischen und politischen Grenzen by Ishirkoff & Zlatarski||Index no. 0048:0038|
The green-bordered text below is is the English version of the explanatory text, from the page facing the map. Another page on this site gives the full text in German, English, French, and Bulgarian.
This map shows the Balkan peninsula after the close of the war between Turkey any the four Balkan states: Bulgaria, Greece, Servia, and Montenegro. As it is known, this war ended with the treaty concluded in London on the 30th of May 1913. Thls treaty fixed only the east-boundary of Bulgaria by a straight line running from the townlet Enos (on the Aegean Sea) to the townlet Midia (on the Black Sea). The conference of the ambassadors, held later on in London, drew also the boundaries of Albania. – All the other territory. torn from Turkey in this war, formed a "Condominium" of Bulgaria. Greece, Servia, and Montenegro. The division of this territory common to all, had to take place between Bulgaria and Servia according to the treaty of alliance agreed upon; between Bulgaria and Greece – according to agreement. But Servia refused to comply with the treaty of alliance and demanded of Bulgaria new extraordinary compensations in Macedonia. Greece, who in the spring of 1913 had herself proposed to Bulgaria (through Venizelos, and Genadios, then Greek Minister in London), in exchange only of Salonica, a Greco-Bulgarian frontier "along the line of the Chalkidika-lakes" and conceded all the rest of Macedonia to Bulgaria, made an alliance with Servia when it became evident, that this country was preparing to rob Bulgaria, in order to partake of this robbery. Thus began the second Balkan War among the four allies, which war ended, thanks to the interference of Roumania, with the peace of Bucharest of 28th July - 10th August 1913.
The whole territory of which Turkey had been deprived and which formed a "Condominium" of the allies, has been marked white on the map.
Keywords: Macedonia – Balkans
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