GENOCIDE AND CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY: Unit II. Bosnia 2 of 6

Current History
 


The fall of the Berlin wall in 1989 and the end of the Cold War were expected by some to usher in a new world order in which the specter of a nuclear showdown between the world’s two superpowers was a thing of the past. The end of the Cold War did lessen the chance that catastrophic nuclear war would occur, but it has not been as peaceful as most would have hoped.

The disintegration of Yugoslavia shattered the notion that the post-Cold War world would be free of major armed conflict.

Run your mouse over the map or the blue words to see how Yugoslavia divided.





On February 17, 2008, the Provisional Institutions of Self-Government Assembly of Kosovo declared Kosovo to be independent from Serbia.

How is ethnic pride different from ethnic nationalism?

When do you think ethnic pride or nationalism go too far?

BBC News: Milosevic’s Yugoslavia
Ethnic Nationalism and International Conflict: The Case of Serbia
Infoplease: Bosnia and Herzegovina
US State Department: Bosnia and Herzegovina
US State Department: Croatia
US State Department: Macedonia
US State Department: Montenegro
US State Department: Serbia
US State Department: Slovenia