Sons Of The Soil Analysis

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The sons of the soil argument can be used to understand the Yugoslavian civil war in terms of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Historically Bosnia had not existed as a separate republic but was formed after World war 2. It was a multiethnic republic consisting of Croats, Serbs, Jews and the majority Muslim Bosnians. For the Croat and Serb Nationalists, the republic had immense significance as they believed that this region had been under their ancestral control. And the Bosnian Muslims were not ‘Bosnian’ per se rather they were either Croat or Serbian converted to Islam. During the Ottoman period, most of Yugoslavia was part of the Ottoman Empire. The Croats and Serbs held the belief that under Ottoman rule the Bosnians converted to Islam either through

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