Countries with stable governments and industrial potential have been accepted into the EU and have expanding economies. Herzegovina is a small region extending from the city of Mostar to the southern border with Montenegro. As of 2008, Kosovo was not accepted by the UN. The country is home to diverse landscapes, which include the sunny Black Sea coast and the higher elevations of the Balkan Mountains, which reach an elevation of 9,596 feet.
Its status is pending. Because of the cold war, there was no comprehensive peace settlement after the second world war as there had been in 1919.
Located in the crossroads of the continents, Bulgaria has a major trans-European corridor running through its territory that connects all the way to Asia. In 2004, Hungary joined the EU. Even Slovenia, once part of former Yugoslavia, has rebounded with strong economic growth. How should the past be remembered?
Post-war negotiations took place at two conferences in 1945, one before the official end of the war, and one after. The people who occupied Eastern Europe and the people who collaborated with the Soviet Union weren't thinking in those terms.
Japan and Italy lost their empires as a result of defeat. And Dresden, or the firebombing of Hamburg, Tokyo and Berlin, the forcible repatriation of Soviet prisoners of war, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, should remind us that bad things can be done in the name of good causes.
Both regions have sublevel governments within the formal country of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In the east, Japan of course lost the conquests it had made since 1931, but was also obliged to disgorge Korea and Formosa now Taiwan and the Pacific islands that it had gained decades earlier. A second conference was held from July 17 to August 2, 1945, in Potsdam, Germany. Established political orders — fascist, conservative, even democratic — came under challenge as peoples looked for new ideas and leaders.
Main points of interest include historical monasteries, coastal resorts on the Black Sea, and the capital city of Sofia. The end of the war inevitably also brought a settling of scores.
The efforts were not approved or supported by the UN, which rejected Yugoslavia for membership in 1992. Many millions of people had to be put on trains and shipped out of the country and I should stress two things about it: A parliamentary democracy has been installed since the Communist era, and foreign investments have aided in developing updated transportation and power grids. Many of the progressive Eastern European countries have been accepted into the EU.
The civil wars within former Yugoslavia have cost thousands of lives and destroyed an infrastructure that had taken decades to build.