Ww2 and Its Influences in the Bosnian Genocide Essay

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Extended Essay in History

World War II and the Bosnian Genocide of 1992-1995

Research Question:
To what extent did the Axis occupation of Yugoslavia influence the Bosnian Genocide of 1992-1995?

Name: Topias Hokkanen
Candidate number: 03939051
Session: May 2012
School: Coppell High School
Supervisor: Michael Cook
Word count: 3,847


This extended essay deals with the Bosnian Genocide from 1992-1995, where the Bosnian Serb army committed various acts of war crimes towards Bosnian Muslims. It carries out a historical investigation of the causes of the war crimes, trying to make clear how the Bosnian Serbs could kill neighbors just because of their religion or where they resided. In more
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It was the shift that gave power to nationalists subscribing to the very ideologies that the Communists had attempted to suppress for half a century (Hoare 360). Wars broke out for territorial and ideological gain which eventually led to Bosnian Serbs committing genocide towards Bosnian Muslims. To answer the question why Bosnian Serbs suddenly started killing their Bosniak neighbors, it is essential to go back into history to understand why both groups had such partition between them.
Like most countries in Southern Europe during World War II, the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, was conquered by Nazi forces in 1941. The subjugation under a foreign power led to it to be ceded into Germany’s puppet state NDH, also known as the Independent State of Croatia. It is of natural conscious that when a country is subdued under the influence of a greater power, the state of society changes with the greater powers ideologies being fixed into the minds of the subdued. Therefore, the research question to what extent did the Axis Occupation of Yugoslavia influence the Bosnian genocide of 1992-1995, arises.
To answer the question, the investigation will look at the differences in the relations between the Bosnian Serbs and Muslims before, during, and after their subjugation under the Axis powers during World War II. Also some recent causes will

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