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Did Otto Von Bismarck predict it right?

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Jul 25 in Miscellaneous ♑ by Rooster (10,804 points)

Europe today is a powderkeg and the leaders are like men smoking in an arsenal......A single spark will set off an explosion that will consume us all. I cannot tell you when that explosion will occur, but I can tell you where. Some damned foolish thing in the Balkans will set it off!

Otto von Bismarck at the Congress of Berlin, 1878.

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Virginia Jul 25

I have been looking at the life of Bismarck on YouTube, Rooster. I was surprised there is not much of good quality about his life, but there are a few videos...Tink found one...

That statement is remarkable. The subsequent warfare in the Balkans led into World War I. Bismarck was a genius, I have read.

Kninjanin Jul 25

It was true. 

TheOtherTink Aug 1

Yes, he was right.  Political genius that he was, he rarely got things wrong.

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