Nowadays, the Balkans include the following countries: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia. The region lies at the crossroads of cultures and peoples, guaranteeing a turbulent and violent history. The above-mentioned countries have much of this history in common, and also share some of their heroes. This can result in heated debates, as for example shown by the dispute between Greece and North Macedonia with respect to Alexander the Great.