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After the conclusion of the Cold War in 1991, the European Greenbelt initiative was formed with the aim to conserve the flourishing environment along the path of the former iron curtain. This ribbon of land that connects the Barents to the Adriatic sea now holds significant environmental and cultural value to Europe and has the potential to serve as a symbol for European identity. This paper questions whether or not this potential is being realized. To answer this question, this paper analyzes the current definitions of identity as well as how identity connects to nature. These key concepts coupled with the dissection of the history, composition, and structure of Europe and the European Greenbelt sets the stage for an argument against the Greenbelt standing as a symbol for European identity as it is now.
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Bachelor of Arts
Mackic, Alma N., "The European Greenbelt: An Attempt at European Unity Following the Cold War" (2024). Standard Theses. 355.
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