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Balkans Towards 2000.
ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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This study provides a brief review of the relations among Balkan nations and their effect on recent developments. The study took into account historical as well as current developments and struggles, since the contemporary states and peoples of the Balkans have been affected by the nationalist movements of the 19th century, the policies and rivalries of the great powers and the two World Wars. The study concludes that the formation of a Balkan confederation, based on economic and trade elements, that will include all the Balkan countries may provide the long term solution for stability in the region. The European Union and the United States of America must undertake the crucial role of providing economic and technical assistance on an impartial basis to the members of the confederation with the most disrupted economies.
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