Der Balkan : Ein neues pulverfass Europas?

Part of : Balkan studies : biannual publication of the Institute for Balkan Studies ; Vol.32, No.2, 1991, pages 197-208

Parallel Title:
The Balkans : A new powder keg in Europe?
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The author examines the historical background of nationalism in theBalkan peninsula after the collapse of Communism. The Balkan region hasalways been considered as an area of confrontation of the Great Powers; aquestion is posed nowadays, namely in what measure the actual inter-Balkanconflicts are being fomented by certain Powers and whose interests they serve.Particular importance is attached to the Declaration of Independence of theformer Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and the author explains why thisnot-yet recognized mini-state cannot claim the historical name of Macedonia.Finally, the author also expresses the view that the collapse of communismcreates the appropriate circumstances for a United Europe, the main characteristicof which will have to be the homo universalis.
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