What was the War of the Stray Dog (1925)?

Introduction The Incident at Petrich, or War of the Stray Dog, was a Greek-Bulgarian crisis in 1925 that resulted in a brief invasion of Bulgaria by Greece near the border town of Petrich after the killing of a Greek captain and a sentry by Bulgarian soldiers. The incident ended after a decision by the League… Read More


What was the Pig War (1859)?

Introduction The Pig War was a confrontation in 1859 between the United States and the United Kingdom over the British-US border in the San Juan Islands, between Vancouver Island (present-day Canada) and the State of Washington. The Pig War, so called because it was triggered by the shooting of a pig, is also called the… Read More