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Treaty of Berlin 1878

To restore some order in the Balkans, Bismarck, the German Chancellor, was host to a Congress in 1878. It was decided that Serbia, like Rumania and Greece, would be independent. Bulgaria would become a state, but still officially remain in the Ottoman Empire. Similarly, Bosnia would become a state, but pass under Austrian rule. Russia acquired some Rumanian lands to keep it satisfied.

Treaty of Berlin 1878

The Big Powers acquired something, (Britain got Cyprus), at Berlin but the Balkan peoples did not achieve any of their aims and remained bitter and aggressive, both towards the Turks and the Big Powers of Europe.







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