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The Balkans are often referred to as the "Powder keg of Europe" because the area saw a number of smaller events that eventually set off much larger ones, leading to World War I. The area is also sometimes called the "Bal... More »

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The region referred to as "the powder keg of Europe" was the Balkans in the early 20th century before World War I. Along with growing nationalistic movements declaring themselves independent countries, a number of Europe... More »

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The term sometimes applies to Europe as a whole, but the Balkans are the specific region known as the Powder Keg of Europe. The region was politically unstable during the years before World War I, and tensions there ulti... More »

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The Balkans were known as the "Powder Keg of Europe" because of its constant disagreements regarding land distribution and an extreme sense of nationalism, which made the area a hot bed for small conflicts and larger war... More »

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The region referred to as "the powder keg of Europe" was the Balkans in the early 20th century before World War I. Along with growing nationalistic movements declaring themselves independent countries, a number of Europe... More »

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The term sometimes applies to Europe as a whole, but the Balkans are the specific region known as the Powder Keg of Europe. The region was politically unstable during the years before World War I, and tensions there ulti... More »

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The Balkan powder keg was the name given to the Balkan region because of the secure and safe state it had before a minor issue led to World War I. The assassination of Franz Ferdinand, the heir to Austria-Hungary empire,... More »

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