Complex, Complex History

A large chunk of land, held to be a part of Europe, historically ruled by many differing empires, split into three categories of big religions, that by themselves count for many differing sects. The Balkan, Turkey and the Caucasus is a very complex area, which perhaps explains the scale of nationalistically inspired violence in the last century. Just have a look at these websites to get a grip on the complexity of this region:

History of the Ottoman Sultans and their successors

Lectures on the History of the Balkan
Balkan History Maps


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