#地中海 #南斯拉夫 #石油天然氣 #微型國家 #天主教 #難民
Now we are going to visit the southern European countries known for their incredible Mediterranean charm. There are 15 countries in southern Europe. Really? Are there really so many countries in this region? Yes, because five of the countries are enclaves which are too small to be found on a map. Southern Europe is not only the origin of the unique European cultures found in Greece and Italy, but the source of the Latin American cultures with their roots in Spain and Portugal. The simple religious composition of Southern Europe means there have been few religious conflicts and many beautiful ancient cathedrals have been well-preserved.
But this does not mean Southern Europe is free of conflict; Serbia and Kosovo fought over sovereignty claims. The grievances between the Albanians and Serbs have lasted more than a thousand years. Countries have been fighting over the natural resources in the Eastern Mediterranean for millennia. Taiwanese people may see this region as a holiday destination, but tens of thousands of refugees have made the treacherous journey across the sea from North Africa to southern Europe because, for them, reaching this place is a matter of life and death.
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