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With the outbreak of the First World War, the multinational region of Macedonia became a battlefield of the Great Powers. Germany’s strategic goal of advancing eastwards and maintaining an open route to Turkey led to the establishment of the Balkan Front.

For the various peoples living in the Balkans, this simultaneously represented a continuation of the struggle for Macedonia. This struggle resulted from a number of factors: the emergence of nationalisms in the 19th century, the founding of national states, and the all too belated and half-hearted attempt to reform the Ottom…

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Loulos, Konstantin, “Macedonia”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 05 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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