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    Srebrenica Ethnic groups and religions Bosnia and Herzegovina are situated in the western Balkan Peninsula of Europe. The larger region of Bosnia occupies the northern and central parts of the country, and Herzegovina occupies the south and southwest. The capital of the country is Sarajevo. The region is divided into three ethnic groups that generally correspond to three major religions; Bosniaks and Islam; Serbs and Orthodox Christianity; Croats and Roman Catholicism. They all share the same South Slav heritage. The region has often felt the influence of strong regional powers which have created a vast ethnic and religious diversity. In the 20th century, ‘Muslim’ came to be used as an ethnic, not only religious, identifier and was only replaced…

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    In 1991, Bosnia-Herzegovina had a population composed of three main ethnic groups: Bosniak, Serb, and Croat. As a whole, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s presence within the reformed Yugoslavia was peaceful and prosperous. When the republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina declared independence in 1992 the region quickly became a war zone. Bosnian Serbs launched a military campaign to eliminate the country of its Muslim civilian population. Which was supported by Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic who help…

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    Normally investors expect higher returns from investments that are more risky. In last several years investments in Bosnia and Herzegovina are dramatically increasing. The biggest growth is in real estate sector in which huge part of investors are people from Arabian countries. Obviously, they…

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    Bosnia Criminal Trial

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    system and all the reasons it came to be. The Bosnia Case was the public international case of Bosnia and Herzegovina v Serbia and Montenegro. Dr. Francis Boyle, an adviser to Alija Izetbegović, the first Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina during the Bosnian War, filed the case. A document issued by the International Court of Justice stated that, “25,000 Bosnian Muslims, most of them women, children and elderly people who were living in the area, were uprooted and, in an…

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    When Croatia separated from Yugoslavia on June 25, 1991, while the Croats and Muslims supported the idea of independence, the Croatian Serbs were opposed to the decision. The Serbs, instead, wanted to combine with Serbia to create a greater Serbia. In order to complete this, they began an ethnic cleansing of Croatia. An ethnic cleansing is where an ethnicity is killed off. The Serbs attacked people who were of another ethnicity, such as the Croats and Muslims. However, many became refugees and…

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    The Annexation In Serbia

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    Once upon a time serbian was a tiny piece of the ottoman empire, but then Serbia gained independence from the ottoman Empire in 1815 and then its biggest fear was annexation by the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. Serbs all they wanted is for the country to become all slavic and their ally russia supported them. Austria-Hungary did not approve due to the vast slavic population they already have. The Austrian-Hungarians were scared that if they permit that the serbs would rebel. therefore they annexed…

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    with the sheer numbers that Austria-Hungary could not face without help. Second, Franz Ferdinand was assassinated by an ethnic Slav. This not only spurred more hatred from the Austria-Hungarian Empire towards Serbia, but eliminated the last real restraint to war with Serbia. These events gave the Austria-Hungarian Empire a reason for starting war with Serbia, which, in turn caused the First World War. The Austria-Hungarians had many previous wars and skirmishes that threatened its once great…

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    the outbreak also. Leading up to the Great War, then had was a lot of tension between nations in Europe, nationalism played a big factor but also imperialism, militarism and the system of alliances. The ultimate cause of the war was the assassination of the Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand, in which Austria immediately wanted to retaliate against Serbia and make them pay for what they had caused. Many countries had created alliances with each other so that they could protect themselves and their allies…

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    single promise to the Serbs of Yugoslavia; “You will never be beat again” (Doc.). This statement greatly altered the social and political reality in Yugoslavia, ultimately culminating in the disintegration of the nation. Joe Sacco’s graphic novel Safe Area Gorazde, captures this shift, focusing on the Bosnia, the most multiethnic republic within Yugoslavia at the time. Sacco’s portrayal of the actors involved in the Bosnian conflict demonstrates the significance of actors’ decisions in the…

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    In the 28th of June, 1914. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, next in line to the throne of Austria-Hungary was assassinated in Sarajevo. Bosnia-Herzegovina during a touring session, within the city by a Black Hand Assassin, Gavrilo Princip. Franz Ferdinand was an advocate of increased federalism and widely believed to favor tribalism, under which Austria-Hungary would be reorganized by combining the Slavic lands within the Austro-Hungarian empire into a third crown. Supportive of this idealism, the…

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