A Not-So-Serious Rendition of the Build-up To World War 1 With Regards To: The Balkans–Part 3 of 6
Most of the Balkans were now independent countries, but there was still a large part of the southern half of the peninsula that was under Ottoman rule: Thrace and Macedonia. This was unacceptable to Serbia, Greece, and Bulgaria, who all bordered this land, as a large part of the population in it was either Greek or South Slav.
Mainly though, they wanted to expand their borders rather than truly help the people. Serbia couldn’t get Bosnia and Herzegovina so it began seriously looking southward, while Greece and Bulgaria had wanted European Turkey for a while now. Combined with the Albanians in the Empire rebelling, decades of guerrilla fighting in Macedonia, and the Italo-Turkish war only a year before, they decided now was the time to start.
With Russia’s help, Bulgaria and Serbia put aside their differences for an alliance. Part of this alliance was agreeing that Serbia only got land above a certain point in Macedonia, and Bulgaria would receive everything below it. This becomes important later. They later added in Greece and Montenegro to form the Balkan League.
Both Serbia and Bulgaria had strong armies (Bulgaria even saw itself the “Prussia of the Balkans”), but they knew they would need more help. The Greek army at the time was considered… not great, to say the least, but they had a relatively modern navy which the other two didn’t have. Montenegro was added mainly because Serbia asked them. They were a tiny country, with a small but alright army, and Greece and Bulgaria didn’t really protest because Montenegro didn’t really have much ambitions in expansion.
Now, I’m not one of those history buffs who could talk all day about specific battles and front lines and all that so I won’t, but the Balkan League did pretty much kick the Ottoman Empire’s ass. The Ottoman’s hadn’t completely mobilized their army, didn’t know of the Serbia-Bulgaria agreement on Macedonia and misread Greek intelligence putting their troops in all the wrong places. It was defeated after only seven months of war in May 1913.
As for the aftermath and the distribution of land, that will be covered in the next part, Balkan War 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Black background with a cracked teal green bowl. The crack is golden. Beneath the bowl is the following text:
“In Japan, broken objects are often repaired with gold. The flaw is seen as a unique piece of the object’s history, which adds to its beauty. Consider this when you feel broken.”
touched up some old drawings bc im excited about the new short!! i know some people are less than thrilled and like listen
i get the frustration but no amount of spawn camping or bad potgs will stop me liking this adorable bird-loving dreamworks death machine so
Its been so long since I’ve done a drawing like this. :O
I normally do these on paper but this time I’m trying out digital/drawing with my tablet. This is also the first time I’ve tried drawing myself with my current haircut.
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The drawing is of an autistic person stimming, with the words “stim shamelessly” around them. The word “stim” is above the persons head, while “shamelessly” is below the person. Both words are between two red neurodiversity ‘infinity’ symbols.
The autistic person is wearing a dark blue headphones and a blue jumper with a red neurodiversity symbol on it. They are stimming with a blue and purple tangle, and by rocking and listening to music.]
I really am a lazy ass. I can’t believe I started this like on Friday. I am ashamed of myself. Now, maybe the fact that I only worked on this while watching Allesia’s stream may have something to do with my slowness.
I got the idea for this on the stream. We know that in Alessia’s “behind the scenes” AU, Sans and Alphys are not married, tho they still have a cute little baby. Anyway, I thought that Alphys would look really good in a wedding dress, so I drew her. This is TimeTale’s Alphys by @allesiathehedge but really it could be any Alphys you want.
Dunno if this really looks like a Wedding Dress, I mean, I got the idea for the dress from Leannkan and Drawingwithgreen (i really hope that this is how it was spelled). I don’t know if they have a tumblr so I can’t tag them.. I didn’t want to do the traditional white dress, but maybe i should have.
Y’know, I have the impression that this dress could be worn even if you aren’t a bride. Really, If it was black in place of white I would wear this.
Edit: I knew it. This really is @leannkan ‘s blog.