Essay Serbia's Geography and Historical Events

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Geography and Historical events The country of Serbia is located in Southeastern Europe of the Balkan Peninsula between the countries of Hungary, Macedonia, Romania, and Montenegro. The country in size is only slightly smaller than that of South Carolina. Serbia has a multitude of varied terrains based on your whereabouts in the country. For instance, the northern areas of the country –known as the Vojvodina zone- are recognized for fertile farm lands. While the eastern side is dominated by limestone ranges and basins of the Serbian Carpathian Mountains that connect with the Balkans in the Southeast. Perhaps the most prominent river is the Danube which runs through the northern part of the country including into the capital, Belgrade. The…show more content…
The result was similar to the protests in 1996 with the Socialist party and Milošević eventually stepped down admitting defeat. With Milošević officially out of the way the country began talks with the European Union in early 2003. Politics The Southeastern European country currently has a republic and since the country’s integration with the rest of the world has been a positive impact. The 2014 Index of Economic Freedom currently has the country as an overall score of 59.4 which gives it a rank of 95, meaning it is the 95th freest economy. To put this into perspective the country has a 59.4 while the world average is 60.3. However, in the regional average 67.1. The country’s today score is still a considerable improvement from its former years where in the early 2000’s it was hovering below 50 and even just above 40. The political situation in Serbia is continuing to develop especially with the international community. Serbia applied for membership into the European Union in 2009 and EU accession negotiations are projected early in 2014. Admission into the European Union would provide tremendous improvement socially, politically, and economically. Economy The economy of Serbia is for the majority a developing service oriented economy, much like the United States. Under the control of Milošević the country was oppressed and the UN sanctions forced trade to a slow crawl throughout the country. The NATO bombings of 1999 destroyed much of the
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