Saturday, October 06, 2012

Today -100: October 6, 1912: Terrorized into becoming Albanians

American Marines fight Nicaraguan rebels alongside government forces, despite the premise that they were sent there to protect American property and lives and, you know, property. Four marines die; the rebel general Zeledon is killed (or possibly captured and then killed) and the rebels routed.

The NYT explains the Balkans situation: “Old Servia has 1,050,000 inhabitants, of whom 700,000 are Servians and 350,000 Albanians, among which latter are 150,000 Servians, who have been terrorized into becoming Albanians during the last forty years.”

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