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The History of the Twentieth Century

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Now displaying: April, 2017
Apr 30, 2017

In 1914, with victory against the Turks secured, Serb nationalist extremists look north toward Austria.

Apr 23, 2017

The airplane means that the English Channel may no longer be all the defense Britain needs. Women's suffrage and Irish Home Rule remain contentious issues in British politics.

Apr 9, 2017

Just weeks after the First Balkan War ended, the Second Balkan War broke out over the spoils. When it was over, Serbia was Russia's only remaining diplomatic asset in the Balkans, and was spoiling for a fight with Austria.

Apr 2, 2017

As the small Balkan states redraw the map of their region, Austria-Hungary is largely a spectator, tied up in her own scandals.

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