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How did the Second Balkan War of 1913 change the relations between the powers in both eastern and western Europe?

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  • Submitted: 06/10/2003
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GCSE International relations 1900-1939

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How did the Second Balkan War of 1913 change the relations between the powers in both eastern and western Europe?

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It was only after one year from the outbreak of the First Balkan War, that the Second Balkan war began in 1913.. Like the first one, this war was also confined to the newly independent Balkan powers. Its cause, likewise, was again the boundary conflict. Since the Balkan peninsula was not a big place, if the Balkan states wanted to enlarge their size by getting more territories, war became inevitable. At this time, Bulgaria sparked the fire by secretly attacking Serbia. This was primarily because Bulgaria thought that Serbia had got more that she deserved after the First Balkan War, and Bulgaria wanted to get back Eastern Rumania from Serbia by the use of force. When the war started, the Turks, Rumanians and Greeks joined in to support Serbia in her fight against the Bulgarians, Since the war was a four to one competition, Bulgaria was defeated. To end the ear ,the treaty of Bucharest of 1913 was concluded among the participating countries. According to this peace treaty, Bulgaria had go give up some of her

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