The Tragedy Of The Bosnian Genocide

1412 WordsMar 13, 20156 Pages
Reflections about major significant historical occurrences often lead to a philosophical inquiry as to whether the outcome could have been changed. Often inspired by unfortunate events, historians may never know if they could have been prevented. Genocides are an example of such an event, as they are often influenced by delicate situations, and are often very tragic. The deepest tragedy of all is that we will never know if these mass murders of specific ethnicities could have been averted. One such dreadful occurrence became known to the public as the Bosnian Genocide. Lasting from 1992 till 1995, the Bosnian Genocide erupted after the ruination of Yugoslavia. Yugoslavia was a communist government that was formed in 1929 from several Slavic ethnicities. During the height of Yugoslavia’s power, Kosovo, a region to the south of Serbia, was colonised by Yugoslavia. This colonisation led to many Serbs settling in Kosovo and many of the Muslim Albanian being forced to migrate to other countries, primarily Turkey. Before its decline, Yugoslavia was ruled by Josip Broz Tito, who oppressed the various ethnicities, preventing any major conflict. Tito also managed to improve the economy of Yugoslavia during his rule. However, after his death in 1980, the political and economic situation took a turn for the worse. The absence of his oppressive regime lead to distortion of power and ethnic clashes in the region formerly belonging to Yugoslavia. For a decade, Tito’s successors managed to
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