Bosnian Crisis
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Bosnian Crisis

International crisis following the annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina by Austria-Hungary (1908).

At the Congress of Berlin (under the terms of the Treaty of Berlin, 1878) the Dual Monarchy was granted the right to occupy and administer both provinces. In formal terms they remained within the Ottoman union of states, but de facto they became absorbed into the Austro-Hungarian sphere of control. Neither of the two multi-ethnic states was able to achieve a successful integration of the ethnically diverse population. Fully aware of its…

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Kröger, Martin, “Bosnian Crisis”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 20 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0082>
First published online: 2015



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