It is possible to integrate the whole Balkan under one common idea, by adding together the external borders lines of the war torn Balkan states, to create a clear shape of human face profile facing the East
The Balkan is the name of South East Europe.
It is a pastoral land of many mountains and valleys, and shores with many bays.
The people are colorful, and play heart penetrating Gypsy music.
At present, this region with dynamic borders includes the following states:
At North: Moldova, Romania, and Hungary.
At Center: Bulgaria, Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia.
At South: Greece, Macedonia, and Albania.
Factionalism is typical to the Balkan from early history.
Continuous bloody wars between Balkan States at the early 20 century ignited the First World War.
A prolonged civil war at the end of the 20 century resulted in dividing Yugoslavia into smaller states.
It is possible to integrate the whole Balkan under one common idea:
Adding together the external borders lines of the Balkan states create a clear shape of human face profile.
The profile turn eastward.
This human profile reminds of a shepherd-boy, which can be linked to the popular Balkan folklore and folk music.
Here are few of the characteristic of the 'Balkan Boy Face' figure:
The Eastern Alps and Carpathian Mountains are the vertex.
The Adriatic Sea coastline is the back of the head.
The Black Sea coastline is the forehead.
The Danube River is the eye.
The nose is Istanbul's peninsula.
The Aegean Sea coastline is the mouth.
Saloniki's peninsula.is the tongue.
The Peloponnese peninsula is the chin.