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The Collapse of Yugoslavia 1991-1999 : Essential Histories - Alastair Finlan

The Collapse of Yugoslavia 1991-1999

Essential Histories

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Published: 11th November 2004
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In 1991, an ethnically diverse region that had enjoyed decades of peaceful coexistence descended into bitter hatred and chaos, almost overnight. Communities fractured along lines of ethnic and religious affiliation and the ensuing fighting was deeply personal, resulting in brutality, rape and torture, and ultimately the deaths of thousands of people. This book examines the internal upheavals of the former Yugoslavia and their international implications, including the failure of the Vance-Owen plan; the first use of NATO in a combat role and in peace enforcement; and the war in Kosovo, unsanctioned by the UN but prosecuted by NATO forces to prevent the ethnic cleansing of the region.

Introduction; Chronology; Background to war; Outbreak; Warning sides; The fighting; Portrait of a soldier; The world around war; Portrait of a civilian; How the war ended; Conclusion and consequences

ISBN: 9781841768052
ISBN-10: 1841768057
Series: Essential Histories
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 11th November 2004
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 17.1  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.24