Today in World History: December 3rd

The First Balkan War, a war between the Balkan League, which consisted of Greece, Serbia, Montenegro and Bulgaria, and the Ottoman Empire, paused today in 1912. An armistice was signed between the two sides, but it lasted for barely a month when a coup d’état ruined relations, and when the armistice ended in February 1913, hostilities broke out once more. By the end of the war, a new Albanian state was created, with many of the Ottoman Empire’s European holdings being seized.

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