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English translation: alliance (Balkanblock)

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German term or phrase:Balkanblock
English translation:alliance (Balkanblock)
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04:20 Mar 16, 2007
German to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Military / Defense
German term or phrase: Balkanblock
The following is a sentence from a 1931 German hsitory text of the Great War.

Während sich zu Beginn des Krieges den Bemühungen der Mittelmächte um die Schaffung eines Balkanblockes gegen Rußland nicht ungünstige Aussichten boten, hatten sich diese trotz des Eintrittes der Türkei in den Krieg immer mehr verschlechtert.

My translation is:

While the efforts of the Central Powers to create a Balkan bloc (Balkanblockes) against Russia had not unfavorable prospects at the beginning of the war, they had deteriorated more and more even despite Turkey’s entry into the conflict.

Am I getting the meaning of this sentence correct? Is Germany trying to create a power block in the Balkans to thwart Russia, a plan that was not improbable at the beginning of the war but had become more unlikely despite Turkey's entry into the conflict?

Thanks so much!
mhumphries
Local time: 20:34
alliance (Balkanblock)
Explanation:
The Balkan wars 1913-15 were a kind of introduction to the WW I. The Entente and the Central Powers were trying to pursuit some Balkan states,(Serbia, Bulgaria, and Turkey) to join their cause(s). So the WW I started in the Balkans with Bulgaria and Turkey "fighting" for the Central Powers against the Entente (in particular against Russia, Serbia, etc.).
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C_Metschkaroff
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Local time: 03:34
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Thanks so much for the help
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Balkanblockes
alliance (Balkanblock)


Explanation:
The Balkan wars 1913-15 were a kind of introduction to the WW I. The Entente and the Central Powers were trying to pursuit some Balkan states,(Serbia, Bulgaria, and Turkey) to join their cause(s). So the WW I started in the Balkans with Bulgaria and Turkey "fighting" for the Central Powers against the Entente (in particular against Russia, Serbia, etc.).

C_Metschkaroff
Bulgaria
Local time: 03:34
Native speaker of: Native in BulgarianBulgarian
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Thanks so much for the help

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Mar 16, 2007 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
Term askedBalkanblockes » Balkanblock


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