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The Balkans is a region located in South-Eastern Europe. Its name derives from the Balkan Mountains located in the centre of Bulgaria and Eastern Serbia. The actual term became popular under the rule of The Ottoman Empire. Traders were using it to describe the area, which was not made out of different country like it is today. Only two countries that have never been conquered by the Empire are a part of the Balkans: Croatia and Slovenia.

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