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Sources: The Library of Congress Country Studies; CIA World Factbook
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    Figure 6. Topography and Drainage Systems

    Varied and often breathtaking, Yugoslavia's landscape allows outside access to the country from virtually every direction, but it seriously hampers internal movement from one region to the next. Throughout history, Yugoslavia's topography has exposed the country to foreign invaders, frustrated internal commerce and political cohesion, and preserved the extraordinarily complex ethnic mosaic created by successive invasions and migrations. The ruggedness of their terrain is one reason Yugoslavs have often won renown as soldiers but seldom as merchants.

    Data as of December 1990

    NOTE: The information regarding Yugoslavia (former) on this page is re-published from The Library of Congress Country Studies and the CIA World Factbook. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Yugoslavia (former) GEOGRAPHY AND POPULATION information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Yugoslavia (former) GEOGRAPHY AND POPULATION should be addressed to the Library of Congress and the CIA.

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