My Italian - Chapter 531
Negotiations in London are progressing slowly, but there is always a time to finish.
After three months of long negotiations, the three Balkan countries finally reached an agreement.
The Ottomans retain the long and narrow Black Sea Strait area of East Thrace, mainly including the Bosphorus Strait where the capital Istanbul is located, the Gallipoli Peninsula guarding the Dardanelles Strait, and the narrow and narrow area near the Sea of Marmara. The Ottoman territory in Europe is compressed to the extreme, and the European territory it occupies will only be more than 5,000 square kilometers.
In addition to losing most of South Macedonia and Eastern Thrace, many of the Ottoman islands in the Aegean Sea were also divided. The islands that should belong to Asia, such as Lesbos Island and Chios Island, which are only a few nautical miles away from the Ottoman Asian territory, and more than a dozen nautical miles away, have all been cut out.
It can be said that in the future, as long as the Ottoman fishermen go to sea, it is very easy to go to other countries.
In addition to the territorial losses, the Ottomans also need to pay 1.5 million pounds in war reparations between the two countries. In view of the account to the Ottoman domestic people, the name of this war reparation is different, and it is called to pay for the meals of captured Ottoman soldiers.
No matter what the name is, the Ottoman ceded land cannot escape. This result is something that every Ottoman does not want to see. But there is no way to do this, what can’t be preserved on the battlefield can’t be preserved at the negotiating table.
And for the Ottoman negotiators, everyone knows what it means to negotiate like this, the end of political life.
After the results of the London peace talks were sent back to Istanbul, the Ottomans were silent, and even the most hard-line and nationalist Al-Shabaab did not express an opinion.
The reason is very simple, it is useless if you are not as strong as people against it. It has been tried once before in the Italian-Turkish war, and it has no effect other than creating more severe conditions.
The Ottomans surrendered and signed the peace treaty, declaring the end of the war.
For Baoxi and the two countries who paid a huge price, the harvest time has come. The two countries mobilized 500,000 troops for this war, and paid more than 80,000 people killed, wounded, captured or missing. Having spent such a huge price, of course a sweet victory is needed, and the new territory obtained in the London negotiations is enough to make this victory sweet enough.
Cutting off such a big piece of fat from Osman naturally made the two countries very happy, but then, when the two countries divided up this piece of fat, there was trouble. Greece believes that it has paid a huge price in this war and needs a little more, and their request is to get Thessaloniki and the Chalkidiki Peninsula as compensation.
This sudden demand from the Greeks made Bulgaria very dissatisfied, because if you add the territory to be divided to Greece in the previous agreement, it would almost be equivalent to Greece occupying Austrian Macedonia alone.
Not to mention that Thessaloniki is the largest port in Macedonia and is extremely important to Bulgaria. If this is given to Greece, Bulgaria will still fight, and must be resolutely stopped.
In the face of Greece’s unreasonable demands, Ivanchev, the Bulgarian foreign minister, said publicly. “The Greeks have an appetite far bigger than their belly.”
Its Prime Minister Petkov even said it. “Did all the Greeks believe in paganism? It’s completely unreasonable to make such unreasonable demands.”
In the face of the dissatisfaction of the Bulgarians, the Greeks are even more stubborn, and they are determined to want the above-mentioned areas. To this end, Greek Prime Minister Teotokis even boasted that Greece deserved to acquire the above-mentioned areas, because it was acquired by Greece with huge sacrifices and should not be ignored.
In the face of the sudden outbreak of the dispute between the two countries over the spoils of war, the countries not only showed their surprised expressions for three seconds, but also got involved.
For a while, the dispute between the two countries of Baoxi immediately detonated the world.
In the face of the attention of various countries, Baoxi and the two countries did not give a step, and several consultations and negotiations came to an end. Several demonstrations broke out among the people of the two countries, protesting against each other’s insatiable greed.
For this reason, Baoxi, two countries that were allies a second ago, is in danger of turning over at this moment.
At this time, Serbian Prime Minister Pasic suddenly made a statement, claiming that the Greeks’ request was understandable. The sudden appearance of the Serbs made the Bulgarian government feel that something was wrong. What did the Serbs mean by sending these remarks at this time? Do they want to get involved in their disputes with the Greeks to benefit?
Although Bulgaria raised its vigilance at this time, it did not think that the two countries would dare to fight against themselves. The reason is very simple, the two countries are not their opponents together.
Yes, this is the view of the Bulgarian military. First of all, the Greek army. In this battle with the Ottomans, although the Greek army performed well, it was not as brave as the Bulgarian army. According to the estimates of the Bulgarian staff, with the same equipment, 80,000 Bulgarian troops were enough to defeat a hundred thousand Greek troops.
As for the Serbs, the two countries fought once more than 20 years ago, and it only took four days for Serbia to declare defeat.
Besides, Bulgaria’s population is also larger than that of the Sehi and the two countries. If a war is really going to break out with the two countries, Bulgaria is not afraid of them at all. As a result, Bulgaria’s attitude was very tough, requiring the Greeks to withdraw from Thessaloniki and the Kidiki Peninsula, or Bulgaria would take it by itself.
In the face of Bulgaria’s tough attitude, not to be outdone, Greece immediately began to recruit soldiers on a large scale to prepare to defend Thessaloniki. In the face of the tension between the two countries in Baoxi, various countries have claimed to mediate the conflicts between the two countries. As for how to mediate, the benevolent sees the benevolent and the wise sees the wisdom.
Britain and France sent tens of thousands of guns to Greece for this mediation. For this mediation, Russia sent 8,000 rifles and 40 artillery pieces to Serbia.
For this mediation, Deo sent 10 million marks of weapons and ammunition to Romania. To this end, Germany and Austria also promised to ensure the security of its border with Russia.
As for Italy, although it did not send weapons to several Balkan countries, it also gave a hint that Italy would guarantee absolute neutrality. The implication is that Bulgaria will never get help from Italy.
Although Bulgaria had close relations with Italy before, its growth has affected Italian interests in the Balkans. Italy and the powers of various countries are absolutely unwilling to see a regional power far surpassing other countries in the Balkans~www.mtlnovel.com~ Before the First World War in the Balkans, it is absolutely impossible for a regional power to appear, because it cannot grow at all. Whoever takes the lead will be cleaned up, and if necessary, Austria and Russia will end up in person. )
As for why the countries suddenly acted in unison, the reason is very simple. Bulgaria’s expansion threatens the interests of the countries in the Balkans, and they want to destroy the ambitions of the Bulgarians.
As a result, with the mediation of various countries, things got worse and worse. Not only Baoxi, Serbia and Romania all expressed dissatisfaction.
Facing three malicious neighbors, the Bulgarian government felt that something was wrong. It was impossible to give up at this time. It had to find a way to break the situation.
Not to mention, Bulgaria really thinks of a way to break the game, and that is to preempt the situation. Before the Three Kingdoms are ready, let’s fight back one country first.
The target Bulgaria chose was Greece, which had a dispute with itself.
So on November 19, 1908, Bulgaria submitted a declaration of war to Greece on the grounds that Greece had occupied the Salonika and Halkidiki Peninsula, which should have belonged to itself.
After receiving the news of Bulgaria’s declaration of war on Greece, Serbia and Romania immediately demanded that they immediately stop their aggression against Greece. At the same time, the two countries also announced that they would form an alliance with Greece to jointly deal with Bulgaria’s military operations.
A new war has rekindled in the unsmoked Balkans.