The creation of nation-states in southeastern Europe.
The breakdown of a state due to conflicts among nationalities.
A small geographic area that cannot successfully be organized into states.
Religions splintering into opposing groups.
Number of nationalities
Common economic interests
Conflict with Turkey
Colonial boundaries clearly demarcating the various ethnic and national populations.
Numerous ethnic groups living in perpetual peace and understanding.
Rapid economic development for the poor at the expense of the rich.
Gradual economic development favoring the poor over the rich.
Colonial boundaries in the midst of numerous ethnic and national groups.
Migrational push factors.
Annexation of Somaliland.
Communist takeover of the government.
Invasion by the United States.
War with the United Kingdom.
Civil war with the Eritreans.