Was the description of the balkans as the ‘powder keg’ of europe justified? explain

Was the description of the balkans as the "powder keg" of europe justified? explain

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  1. He powder keg of Europe, sometimes alternately known as the Balkan powder keg, refers to the Balkans in the early part of the 20th century preceding World War I.

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  2. A powder keg is a barrel of gun powder that just needs one spark to set it off. The Balkans in Europe went through some minor events that led to a major one. The assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand and his wife was the spark that set off the powder keg and let to the explosion---WWI.

  3. Yes. The powder keg "exploded" causing the First World War, which began with a conflict between imperial Austria-Hungary and Pan-Slavic Serbia. Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, a member of the Austrian royal family, was assassinated by a Bosnian of Serb extraction, a member of the Young Bosnia movement...

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