The Bosnian Genocide Was A Mass Killing

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The Bosnian genocide was a mass killing similar to the Holocaust that occurred in Bosnia Herzegovina shortly after the separation from the former state of Yugoslavia, disbanded in 1992 due to the Yugoslav Wars ("The Breakup of Yugoslavia, 1990–1992 - 1989–1992 - Milestones - Office of the Historian."). Akin to most other genocides that have previously been recorded throughout history, the Bosnian genocide was caused by part of the population believing they had second-rate citizens in their land, and with that view established, they wanted to eradicate the ones they deemed unfit for their country & society. Upon the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia crumbling down in 1992, Bosnia Herzegovina entered a period of instability. The country was recognized as it’s own independent country by the main powers, however there were three groups arguing over land rights inside Bosnia. The Croat, Serb, and Bosnian Muslim disputing quickly escalated into something horrendous. The Serbs did not want Bosnia to be it’s own country because some of the Bosnian land encompassed some of Serbia, the Serbs began bombing Bosnian cities and would murder Bosnian citizens in the cities that were in the land the two countries “shared.” The Serbs began encroaching on Bosnian territory, they were led to believe that the Bosnians were the enemy, televised to the Serbs was propaganda claiming that the Bosnian Muslims were an enemy and a threat to Serbia, they were instilled with paranoia ("Combat
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