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Another crisis took place in the Balkans in 1908 over the annexation by Austria-Hungary of Bosnia and Herzegovina Because one form of Panslavism was a Pan-Serbian or Greater Serbia movement in Serbia which had as one of its objects the acquisition by Serbia of the southern part of Bosnia the Serbs threatened war against Austria War was avoided only because Serbia could not fight without Russian support and Russia at the time was unprepared for war Taking advantage of the preoccupation of the Great Powers with the Moroccan question Italy declared war on Turkey in 1911 hoping to annex the Tripoli region of northern Africa Because Germanys policy of Drang nach Osten drive toward the East obliged it to cultivate friendship with Turkey the Italian attack had the effect of weakening the triple alliance and encouraging its enemies The Balkan Wars of 1912-13 resulted in an increased desire on the part of Serbia to obtain the parts of Austria-Hungary inhabited by Slavic peoples strengthened Austro-Hungarian suspicion of Serbia and left Bulgaria and Turkey both defeated in the wars with a desire for revenge Germany disappointed because the Balkan Wars had deprived Turkey of its European territory increased the size of its army France responded by increasing peacetime military service from two to three years Following the example of these nations all the others of Europe in 1913 and 1914 spent huge sums for military preparedness Diplomatic Moves The Austro-Hungarian government considering the assassination the work of the Greater Serbian movement concluded that the movement must be suppressed by a military expedition into Serbia Otherwise it might become powerful enough particularly if aided by similar movements elsewhere to cause the disruption of the Austro-Hungarian Empire On July 23 Austria-Hungary sent an ultimatum to Serbia submitting ten specific demands most of which had to do with the suppression with Austrian help of anti-Austrian propaganda in Serbia Urged by both Great Britain and Russia Serbia on
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