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- proper n. A geographical region in the southeast of Europe, roughly equivalent to the area covered by the former Yugoslav countries, Bulgaria, Albania, Greece and sometimes Romania.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- plural proper n. The countries occupying the Balkan Peninsula.
- plural proper n. The Balkan mountains.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the Balkan countries collectively
- n. a large peninsula in southeastern Europe containing the Balkan Mountain Range
- n. the major mountain range of Bulgaria and the Balkan Peninsula
The U.S. involvement in the Balkans is a good example.
To avoid 'us vs. them' in Balkans, rewrite history
Mexico, not unlike the Balkans, is geographically a myriad of mountainous indentations that divide the population, particularly in the south.
As new POWs wait in Balkans, a Vietnam MIA flag is folded
Both wanted to snatch the Balkans from the hands of the dying Ottoman Empire.
W.R. Savic, whose book on South Eastern Europe published in January, 1919, has been received in Britain and America as a wonderful historical and literary presentation of the problems of the Balkans, is himself a Serb.
Trade had exploited the reds, because the word Balkans was in the air that Fall, on account of an extra vicious efflorescence of the fighting disease.
What I do know about the history of the Balkans is that very often the reasons why something happened were extremely local and complex and can’t be reduced to a clash between civilisations/empires.
I was writing about the war in the former Yugoslavia, and the Balkans was the subject of the West book.
In his most recent offering Ambrose tells us that a number of countries such as Iceland, Turkey, Hungary, the Baltic States and the Balkans are all in serious danger due to their high government debt levels and dependence on foreign capital.