The History of Yugoslavia – Some Maps

So, I’ve just realised that I’m mentioning a lot of countries and places, and you might not fully understand where these all are in relation to each other. So here’s a selection of maps which should hopefully help with understanding the geography, at least at a political level.

First off, here are four maps of Europe at various dates through the 19th Century. All have been excellently produced by Wikipedia user KaterBegemot.

Europe in 1815


Europe in 1848


Europe in 1867


Europe in 1871
Europe in 1878 – with San Stefano Bulgaria boundaries shown


The next few maps deal specifically with the episodes on the Balkan Wars of 1912-13 (Wiki authors or other source credited in captions).

The Ottoman Empire and its neighbours on the eve of the First Balkan War. Author: Christophe cagé
Ethnic Map of Macedonia from the Bulgarian point of view. Author: Th. Weinreb / Carnegie Endowment for International Peace,
Ethnic Map of Macedonia from the Serbian point of view. Author: Th. Weinreb / Carnegie Endowment for International Peace,

Next, a map of the component map of the Austrian Empire, courtesy of Wikipedia user Spiridon Ion Cepleanu:

Divisions of the Austrian Empire, c. 1850.

Aurel Popovici’s plan for reforming the Habsburg Empire, 1906 (Author –  Andrei nacu):

Popovici’s “United States of Greater Austria” Plan


A map of the oblasts (which I refer to in the podcast as “districts”) of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes after the passage of the 1921 Vidovan Constitution, credit to Wiki user PANONIAN:

A map of Hungarian territories lost in the Treaty of Trianon and their ethnic composition. Credit to Wiki users Fz22 and CoolKoon:

A map of the banovine/provinces of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia after 1929, credit to Wiki user Bukkia:

And a map of the Banovina of Croatia, by Wiki users NordNordWest and Flappiefh