After World war I, the western allies created Yugoslavia out of historic enemies including Croatia, Serbia, and Albania. Later, during World War II, Yugoslavia was invaded by Nazi Germany. During this occupation, Josip Broz Tito united conflicted Yugoslavia, thus combining Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, and the independent provinces of Kosovo and Vojvodina. Tito was a communist, and a strong leader who, “maintained ties with the Soviet Union and the United States during the Cold War, playing one superpower against the other while obtaining financial assistance and other aid from both,” (thehistoryplace.com). When Josip Tito died in 1980, Nationalism grew and spread through the Yugoslavian republics, and without Tito’s strong leadership, Yugoslavia quickly fell into political and economic turmoil.
The Bosnian Genocide had it’s beginnings in the late 1980’s when Slobodan Milosevic, “a...
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