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Geography and Climate: Southeast Europe

Liz Mellish

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. East Europe, Russia, and the Caucasus 2010

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Southeast Europe is predominantly mountainous, with steep valleys and flat plains; in the early twenty-first century it is occupied by Greece, Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia, Romania, Moldova, and Bulgaria. The geography here has always strongly influenced dress. Areas near trade routes had greater access to raw materials. The climate varies from continental in the inland and more northern areas to Mediterranean in coastal areas and south

Slovenia

Janja Žagar

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. East Europe, Russia, and the Caucasus 2010

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Slovenia is a country at the center of Europe, sharing borders with Italy, Austria, Hungary, and Croatia. Its diverse terrain includes a coast on the Adriatic Sea and an inland landscape of mountains, valleys, lakes, and forest; climate types range from sub-Mediterranean on the coast, continental with hot summers and cold winters inland, and alpine in the mountains. It has had a complicated political history, being subject over the last 250 years alone to many different power structures—among the

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