between Russia, Turkey and Austria over land
in the Balkans caused much tension in Europe.
BALKANS (area between Austria and Turkey) was an
Austrians ruled much land in. However some of the
countries in the area had very strong links with
Russia and Turkey. Both of these countries were
eager to increase their influence in the area. In
1878 this led to war between Turkey and Russia.
From this point on the Balkans was an area that
the Austrians, Turks and Russians argued over. Each
wanted control of the area and they encouraged people
in the area to support their claims for power.