(Article of book en Anglais - 2006)

Document title

Changing ethnic-religious patterns in South Eastern Europe during the 20th century

published at : South eastern European countries on their way to Europe : geographical aspects

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The paper tries to outline the changes in the ethnic-religious spatial structure of South Eastern Europe based on the census data of 1921 and 2001/2002. During the 20th century important changes took place in the ethnic-religious structure as a result of the forced (mostly war-time) migrations during the periods 1944-48 and 1991-99. According to the latest census data, the ratio of the dominant nations of the states increased to 87%, parallel with a decreasing share of the minorities. This process is a result of the war-time ethnic cleansings, large-scale migrations and assimilations. They show a tendancy towards ethnic-religious homogenisation - at the expense of the minorities. - (IfL)



Published at : Collection Forum IfL / ISBN 3-86082-057-5 ;

Editor : Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde, Leipzig - ALLEMAGNE

Millesime : 2006, vol. 5 [pp. 7-22]

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