Essay about Genocide in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo

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Genocide in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo


As a criminal investigator, I choose to view the genocide that occurred in Bosnia -Herzegovina and Kosovo as plain ordinary murder, albeit murder on a massive scale and murder that has many different types of victims. In this paper I tried to outline some of the background of the country and its people attempting to show these events as a crime scene. Introduction
The purpose of this paper was to inform of the genocides that took place in the Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo countries by portraying the events in the form as a criminal investigators report.

I researched the events by reading various articles and papers. I found that in order to properly understand
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In the course of this relatively short period, the republic's quasi-feudal way of life was undermined and partially replaced by the two great forced shaping European societies: nineteenth century nationalism and twentieth-century modernization. “
4. “On April 6, 1992, a crowd of demonstrators estimated at over 50,000 gathered in front of the Bosnian Parliament building in Sarajevo to demonstrate for peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The demonstrators were members of a ll three of Bosnia's largest nationalities: Serbs, Croats and Bosnian Muslims. Directly across the street, from the upper floors of the ultra-modern Holiday Inn built for the 1984 Winter Olympics, heavily-armed Serbian militiamen fired randomly into the crowd killing and wounding dozens of the peace demonstrators. This cavalier killing spree quickly dispersed the crowd and marked the demise of the few remaining hopes that moderation and compromise might prevail in Bosnia and Herzegovina."

5. “As early as 1530, when the Habsburg official Benedict Kuripeic traveled through Bosnia, he was able to report that the country was inhabited by three peoples, One was the Turks, who ruled "with great tyranny" over the Christians. Another was "the old Bosnians, who are of the Roman Catholic faith." And the third were "Serbs, who call themselves Vlachs . . . They came from Smederovo and Belgrade." So important was the Vlach element in the creation of this Bosnian Orthodox population

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