Southeast Europe

geographic region

Southeast Europe or Southeastern Europe is a relatively recent political designation mostly for the countries of the Balkans.[1][2]

Map of Southeastern Europe

From the 1990s onwards, in part due to the negative historical and political connotations of the term Balkans,[3] especially since the wars and massacres of the 1990s in Yugoslavia in the western half of the region, the term Southeast Europe is becoming increasingly popular.[4][5]

References change

  1. Lampe, John R. (2005). Balkans into Southeastern Europe: A Century of War and Transition. Macmillan Publishers. ISBN 978-0333793466.
  2. "Politics and culture in Southeastern Europe: the 2003 Balkan Studies Seminars in Olympia". Kokkalis Foundation. 7 May 2008. Archived from the original on 7 May 2008. Retrieved 3 June 2020.
  3. "Balkanize".
  4. Altić, Mirela Slukan (2011). "Hrvatska kao zapadni Balkan – geografska stvarnost ili nametnuti identitet?" [Croatia as a Part of the Western Balkans – Geographical Reality or Enforced Identity?]. Društvena Istraživanja (in Croatian). 20 (2): 401–413. doi:10.5559/di.20.2.06.
  5. Bideleux, Robert; Ian Jeffries (2007). A history of Eastern Europe. Taylor & Francis. p. 37. ISBN 978-0-415-36627-4.