Thursday, February 9, 2012

Friday, February 9, 1934

Walked to school with Pauline. Today is my 14th birthday. In the evening the girls came down: Ruth Ray, Nadine, Pauline.

Romanian stamp featuring the Balkan Entente concluded on February 9, 1934

The Turkish, Greek, Romanian, and Yugoslav governments signed the Balkan Pact. This agreement was designed to complement the Little Entente and protect the Balkans from encroachment by other nations. The four governments agreed to mutually guarantee the security of the Balkan frontiers and pledged not to take any action with regard to any Balkan non-signatory state without previous consultation. The failure to include Bulgaria in the alliance seriously weakened the effectiveness of the agreement (the Bulgarian government refused to recognize the postwar territorial settlements and could not join the alliance). The Balkan Pact reflected the work of the Romanian Foreign Minister, Nicholas Titulescu.

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