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Balkan War

Summary: Discusses the history of the Balkan War. Examines the conflict between ethnic groups of Serb, Bosnian and Croat forces in Yugoslavia, reaching its climax in the summer of 1991. Reveals how the conflict led to genocide.
Genocide marked history in the wake of the 1990s, and in the aftermath of the Cold War it affected a dim place that was dubbed by history as the powder keg of Eastern Europe The destruction of Yugoslavia came deep within its core, the cancer that had slowly eaten its way to the top was put there centuries ago. The violence surfaced when Independence movements in former Yugoslavia caused conflicts between ethnic groups of Serb, Bosnian and Croat forces, reaching its climax in the summer of 1991.

Although Yugoslavia was no stranger to ethnic hate and genocide, what occurred in the summer of 1991 was the largest and most gruesome occurrence of mass murder since World War 2.(Ricciuti, 1993) The term ethnic cleansing had emerged in the world at the height of the troubles in former Yugoslavia. The cleansing consisted of mass termination of people based on age, sex and religion...

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