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The Black SeaA History$
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Charles King

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199241613

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2004

DOI: 10.1093/0199241619.001.0001

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Black Sea, 1860–1990

Black Sea, 1860–1990

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(p.187) 6 Black Sea, 1860–1990
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The Black Sea
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DOI:10.1093/0199241619.003.0006

The end of empires and the rise of nation-states meant that many of the historical connections around the sea were severed. The sea came to be an object of desire for both state-builders and nationalists. In the twentieth century, modernization projects in both the Soviet Union and Turkey led to the sea's environmental degradation and a genuine ecological crisis.

Keywords:   ecology, empires, environment, modernization, nationalism, nation-states, Soviet Union, Turkey

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