powder keg of Europe
The cast of Balkan Powder Keg - 1944 includes: King Peter II of Yugoslavia as himself
The Powder Keg of Europe is also called Balkan Powder Keg. The Balkans are Bulgaria, Greece, Montenegro, Romania, and Serbia.
The Balkan Peninsula
June 12, 1944
lolz. get a life people.
The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Treaties in Europe triggered many countries to enter the war therefor causing a World War. check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powder_keg_of_Europe
The Balkan region, also known as the "Balkan Powder Keg", was the region where Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie were assassinated, causing the spark that would lead Austria to declare war. This led to a chain reaction of war declarations that began World War I, much like the devastating effects of a powder keg.
Right before World War I, the Balkan Region was called the Powder Keg of Europe. There was increasing nationalism and growing tension between conflicting imperial powers in that area.
Calling the "Balkan Peninsula" the Powder Keg of Europe is a new term for the area starting in the early 20th century with the Balkan Wars of 1912-1913 and the start of WWI. However, looking back in history is where you will see the term "powder keg" is well deserved as the "Slavic" nation of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenians were at war as far back as the 7th century ACE. Please sift through the links I have attached to awaken you to the mass destruction of the Balkans.