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Pre-War Documents

political cartoon This 1887 American political cartoon depicts Bismarck balancing the figures of war and peace on a teeter-totter made up of a powder keg and a board named "European politics". At the same time, he is juggling the great powers of Europe. An artillery piece lies in the foreground.
"Entente Cordiale" French Postcard displays a dancing France and Britain.

A 1908 Political cartoon from the French Parisian Petit Journal shows Franz Josef grabbing Bosnia -Herzogovina and an independent Bulgaria being torn away from Turkey. Turkey looks on dismayed.

Parisian Petit Journal

Bosnia-Herzogovina as of 1878.