Balkan states



the countries in the Balkan Peninsula: Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, Greece, and the European part of Turkey.
Historical Examples

Nicholas seems to have reversed his father’s policy in the Balkan States.
The Story of Russia R. Van Bergen, M.A.

In the autumn of 1912 the Balkan States declared war on Turkey, and beat her very badly.
The Childrens’ Story of the War, Volume 1 (of 10) James Edward Parrott

With Bulgaria not one of the Balkan States can come to any understanding.
Current History, A Monthly Magazine New York Times

I thought the Balkan States were capable of a reasonable give and take; of a common care for their common freedom.
Mr. Britling Sees It Through H. G. Wells

The other Balkan States could with advantage give hospitality to similar plans.
The Balkan Peninsula Frank Fox

De Sultan will not sleep much to-night, and in de morning newspapers dere will be talk of drouble in de Balkan States.
The Burglars’ Club Henry A. Hering

While Britons were enjoying the autumn holidays great things were preparing among the Balkan States, and they passed unnoticed.
The Passing of the Turkish Empire in Europe B. Granville Baker

My interest in the Balkan States—political article that had been ordered—faded.
Incredible Adventures Algernon Blackwood

Another surviving custom, carried out with much picturesque ceremony, is common to the peoples of the Balkan States.
A History of Nursery Rhymes Percy B. Green

The same is partially true of Russia, and far more so of the Balkan States.
The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.) John Holland Rose

plural noun
the countries of the Balkan Peninsula: the former Yugoslavian Republics, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, Greece, and the European part of Turkey Also called the Balkans

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