The second reason stems from more recent history: the Balkan genocides of the 1990s.
The New York Review of Books Classics recently rereleased The Balkan Trilogy and School for Love.
Another is rooted in atrocities committed during the Balkan conflicts of the 90s.
Some close observers of Balkan suffering now hold key posts in the present-day coalition government.
He conceived the federal solution to stop the fighting, and he got the Balkan beasts to sign on by knocking their heads together.
We are all of good heart, for the future of the Balkan races is now assured.
Far in the south could be seen the blue outline of the Balkan range.
The practical success of allied diplomacy among the Balkan neutrals had grown to seem more and more dubious.
But with the coming of the Balkan War the wrath of Islam knew no bounds.
Everyone agrees that he was the one great soldier that the Balkan wars produced.