WEEK 7 MONTENEGRO: BODACIOUS “BLACK MOUNTAIN”! One of the world’s newest states Montenegro Perched high atop the city defensive walls (Koto Bay) the Professor chats about how one of the newest world sovereign states came into being – diplomatically and peacefully- from the ashes of the former Yugoslavia This most recent Balkan breakaway state is a tiny little nation of less than a million, but could very well become an EU or NATO member someday….sooner than later Became an independent fully recognized sovereign state just in 2006 It happened peacefully and willingly and is the exception to the rule because generally no one every gives up their land peacefully One of the reasons that this country, and many of the countries on the Adriatic Sea, are so spectacular because here on the Baltic Peninsula, it’s all roughly like this (where he is) o Not super high mountains (average height of the Appalachian mountains – 2 to 3,000 feet above sea level) o The mountains go straight into the water (typical for Croatia, Greece, and all the Peninsula countries) Karst topography – a lime stone formation, sedimentary rock that gets
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- Fall '08
- World War I, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Belgrade