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  • Multiculturalism: Christian Orthodox Serbs in Balkans Essay

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    Multiculturalism: Christian Orthodox Serbs in Balkans Being a part of a certain culture means having common ground with some other people. Most of the time we are not even aware that we belong to a certain culture, but every human being belongs somewhere, and not only to one group but to more of them. Our beliefs, customs, traditions, place of birth, religion can determine our belonging to a group. Christianity itself is everywhere in the world and even though long time ago it was one religion;

  • Essay on The Bosnian War: the Fight for Independence

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    had one the biggest genocide to come after WWII, in turn killing over 800,000 civilians. The war consisted of two factions, the Croats and Serbs, both wanting territory in Bosnia. Soon Radovan Karadžić, former Bosnian Serb president, created a special army to support the Serbs, soon the Serbs started the new policy for “ethnic cleansing” many areas of non-Serb. For it was later that it was to be decided that is was complete and utter genocide towards the innocent. In 1990 Yugoslavia started to weaken

  • The Yugoslav Wars: The Greatest Conflicts Since World War II Essay

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    socialist republics: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia. Additionally, two autonomous provinces, Vojvodina and Kosovo, were established in Serbia. Many different ethnic groups called Yugoslavia home, namely the Serbs, Croats, Slovenes, Bosniaks, Albanians, and Montenegrins. However, the presence of large ethnic minorities across republic lines made things complicated, especially with the advent of rising nationalism among these different peoples. The borders

  • The Bridge Betrayed And The Buddhas Of Bamiyan

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    The authors of The Bridge Betrayed and The Buddhas of Bamiyan both identify a different form of cultural eradication that occurred in within the past twenty-five years. In Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Serbs and Croats wanted to destroy the Bosnian Muslim symbols, culture, and population. In Afghanistan, the Taliban destroyed the Buddhas of Bamiyan, and in turn, changed the identity of Bamiyan forever. The practice of cultural eradication is not limited to these two cases. Cultural eradication has taken

  • History Of Kosovo Essay

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    The Balance of Power Theory and It’s Application to Kosovo                           Ideas are the corner-stones of International Relations and Diplomacy. These ideas are often titled theories, a term that grants the ideas a certain degree of credibility in application, though they remain theories; they cannot be proved., only applied intelligently in hopes of arriving at the

  • Essay on Technology in Headrick´s Power over People

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    they failed due to NATO “military annex” (Gibbs). Once the negotiation agreements failed, the US sided with the Albanians and proceeded to attack the Serbians. In their attack, the US used it superior technology (planes) to gain an advantage over the Serbs. Rather than constantly sending men in to harm’s way, the US released a series of air raids to flush out the Serbians. Now, from reading this one may think that the US fully achieved its goal by flushing out the Serbians which they did, but there is

  • Humanitarian Intervention Essay

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    independence, with various levels of violence accompanying. Bosnia and Herzegovina (hereinafter ‘Bosnia’) suffered the worst brutality with the Muslim population (45%) being outgunned by the better equipped Serbs (32%) and the Croats (18%). (8) Ethnic cleansing, particularly as practised by the Serbs, included large-scale starvation and massacre of unarmed civilians. The UN Security Council authorized the deployment of a peacekeeping force whose mandate was later expanded to include more forceful military

  • The Conflict in the Balkans Essay

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    The Conflict in the Balkans The conflict in the Balkans is interesting because for years, reporters and politicians have touted it as being the result of ancient ethnic hatred. The first phase of Yugoslavian disintegration can be attributed to the conditions of the people living in Kosovo, an autonomous province of Yugoslavia. In 1981, the socioeconomic conditions in Kosovo were far worse than those in the other republics of Yugoslavia. Poverty was rampant and unemployment was around twenty percent

  • Causes Of The Bosnian Conflict

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    The Bosnian Conflict By the war's end, the Bosnian Conflict claimed the lives of over 100,000 civilians and soldiers, and forced another 2 million from their homes. This so called civil war was next on the list compared with the destruction of Jews in WWII. It began after ethnic and political conflicts within Bosnia started to divide it’s people and cause cracks within its political system. Other republics known as Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, and Macedonia surround Bosnia and was what made up

  • Essay on Kosovo And Milosevic

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    Addressing a huge gathering of Serbs assembled on the site of the battle of Kosovo Polje, where an Ottoman army inflicted a crushing defeat on Serbian forces 600 years earlier, he launched a campaign to restore Serbian greatness that resulted in the break-up of Yugoslavia, amid the worst atrocities and violations of human rights since the end of the Second World War. While the formidable Serb-led Yugoslav army was used against Croats too, the worst excesses and