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Political developments (1870-1913)

The period from 1870 to 1897
The period from 1897 to 1903
The period from 1904 to 1908
The period from 1908 to 1912
The Second Balkan War (1913)

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Intense pressure
Drawing representing the pressure exercised by the Austro-Hungarian empire and Russia on the Sultan, 1903, I. Tsatsas archive.

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Intense pressure
I. Tsatsas archive, 1903

The fate of Macedonia posed a knotty problem in European foreign policy, particularly in the case of Austria-Hungary and Russia. The continuation of the Ottoman occupation in this region was directly linked with the preservation of the delicate balance in the Balkans that guaranteed European peace.

See Also
History - The period from 1821 to 1870
Contemporary Macedonia
Civilization - Civilization in Modern period
Travelling - Modern Macedonia
In Focus - The Macedonian Struggle

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