Rebuilding the Balkans
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This article discusses the international intervention in the Balkans that significantly impacted the rebuilding process in the region. During the years since the ending of the Bosnian war, outside intervention in the region has continued to grow, most openly in NATO's 1999 aerial bombardment of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.… Taking a look at the brief…
Discuss genocide as it was experienced in the Balkans (Sarajevo, Bosnia, Kosovo), drawing on the readings in Jones Drakulics S A Novel About the Balkans the
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The period 1992-1995 marked one of the darkest eras on the Balkans history. This is a period that saw various acts against humanity carried out by neighbors against each other. According to jones: Drakulic' in her novel, about the Balkans. This period was characterized by rampant rape.… According to Carl K. Slavic, there are other external factors that fuelled…
Who, or what, was to blame for the outbreak of the Balkans War of 1991-1995, and the barbarism committed during it
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The Balkan War The Balkan war of 1991-1995 was characterized by extreme brutality, cruelty and uncivilized treatment of adversaries. The irrational and treasonable behaviour, which was demonstrated by the warring groups and the use of religious symbols in the war as well as opposing religious beliefs and differences have been blamed for the barbarism committed during the war.…
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The First Balkan War 1912-1913 A. The participants in the War and how they lined up Between 1911 and 1912, the Ottoman Empire was apparently weakening. Libya had lost to Italy and an “autonomist insurrection” taking place in Albania in the summer of 1912 compelled the Ottoman leaders to give in to the demands of the Albanians.1 It appeared as though the Albanian nationalist movement was about to obtain its goal for autonomy within the Ottoman Empire.…
Kosovo
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Kosovo In 1994, a report was released by the UN Development Program describing two legs of human security. According to the first leg, state does not abuse its citizens while according to the second, the state takes active participation in the citizens’ welfare.… Albanians and Kosovar Serbs could be managed. Old ethnic tensions between these communities were…
Criminal justice
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The afghan was getting new recruits too against the increasing number of soviet deployments. And among them was one recruit who came to fight the jihad war., Osama bin laden, and it was the start of a dream called AL QAIDA. … As an account to the shaking history of humanitarian catastrophes as well as undoubtedly horrifying awakening to the 20th century in…
Kosovo & Serbia
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To understand the complexities involved in this outcome, we have to grasp the history of the region going back a millennium. The middle centuries of first… It was then that “the Slavonic tribes, mixed with the Avars, made their appearance in the Balkans, which was sparsely inhabited by many different tribes of the Illyrians, the Dardanians, the Thracians and…
European Union
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Once it joined the EU, it declared its maximum support for the EU goals. In all the new post-socialist EU states, Croatia is the first member country that is post-conflict. Croatia’s neighboring states strive to become EU members… Considerable variations exist in the diverse member states and this is apparent especially in situations concerning their making…
S5Ws7&8DQs
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Francis Fukuyama has several arguments on the subject of state building most of which are of great relevance to the holistic field of development and politics. In essence, Fukuyama’s arguments are based on the concept that weak states are at a great risk of global stability… Among Fukuyama’s strongest arguments is the contention that weak nations are the…
Slavic civilization
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Slavic Civilization Insert Name Insert Grade Course Insert Insert Date The spread of Islam started much later after the death of prophet Mohamed. Many factors contributed to this spread. First, it is believed that Islam began to spread after a lot of military struggle with the people the Muslims met.… This gave them a solid ground and an opportunity to win…
The Disintegration of Yugoslavia
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In my opinion, social factors that led to the disintegration of this union included ethnic rivalry, religion, sterile and dry world of public policy. The notable brutality that existed in the 1990s in the Balkans were… This was based on absence of an effective social and legal framework that resulted into distrust within the family settings, anxiety among…
The Balkan States, 1876-1914
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In order to understand the position of Austria and Serbia over Balkans, we must also first understand the historical relevance of the position of both the countries. Serbia under the Ottoman Empire remained largely exploited and many Serbs migrated from the area to other areas… However as the event unfolded after 1908 as “in the ensuing Balkan Wars of 1912-13,…
World War I
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Similarly, it was also one of the first wars that mechanized killing and destruction to the degree that was evident. Obviously, humans have been… However, suffice it to say that within this particular author’s understanding, the First World War was fought under the most horrific conditions imaginable. Ultimately, the reason that so many different countries…
First world war
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Among the hundreds of reasons that instigated the First World War, one potential reason was nationalism. Upon declaration of war with Germany, people in Britain and France celebrated… Germany tried to free Morocco so that the coalition between Britain and France could be broken. In June, 1914, a Bosnian worker killed Austrian Archduke Francis Ferdinand along…
Causes for World War 1
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Name: University: Course: Tutor: Date: Causes of World War 1 Introduction There are several long range immediate causes of World War 1. The main contributing factors were militarism, nationalism, imperialism and alliance systems. All great powers including Britain, France and Italy were competing for colonies and territories that offered raw materials and cheap source of labour.…
PROPOSAL ESSAY :Humanitarian intervention: NATO intervention in KOSOVO
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Infrequently are motivations wholesome and philanthropic. (INDEPENDENT INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION ON KOSOVO, 2000, p102). NATO mostly intervenes when the case scenario is in their interests to… alent media descriptions of humanitarian catastrophe generating a public outpouring backing of "undertaking something" in the Balkans to the point that humanitarian…
Andrea and Overfield, The Human Record, Sources of Global History Vol. II (Cengage) hereafter AO
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Specifically, in the 20th century, violent episodes noted by the Holocaust, World War II, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the disintegration of… The Holocaust, for instance, propagated by the Nazi regime in Germany always stressed the impurity of Aryan blood because it disrupted the lives of most Germans. Therefore, the anti-Semitic statements justified the…
Discuss the relationship between nationalist and anti-nationalist memories
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History repeats itself and Those who forget history are condemned to repeat it are two clichés that represent the two sides of the debate over the representation of history and the role of memories in shaping the present and guiding the future. It is often said that the past is… of historians, journalists, and demagogues, NGOs’ ad statesmen in invoking the…
Air Service Agreements (Part 1)
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The 1919 Paris Convention provided for innocent passage of the aircraft of other jurisdictions in times of peace.  Every airplane required registration in a single state and thus belonged to a certain nation. The 1919 Convention banned airplanes from carrying weapons. The… The Chicago Convention of 1944 also created an independent organization, the heir to the…
Late Ottoman Period
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The late 19th century up to the early 20th century was a period characterized by the flourishing of nationalism in the Ottoman Empire. The growth of cultural nationalism had made the new generation of Turks adapt to the concept of national identity as well as fortified their allegiance to the Turkish nation (Lewis).… The advent of nationalism in Western Europe…
What were the sources and manifestations of Turkish national consciousness in the late Ottoman period (1860-1922)
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The growth of cultural nationalism had made the new generation of Turks adapt to the concept of national identity as well as fortified their… According to notable historians, the foundation and manifestation of Turkish national consciousness in this era are summarized as follows: The advent of nationalism in Western Europe in the 19th century had a…
What was the One Most Important Factor in Causing Massive Bloodshed in the 20th Century
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The one most important factor in causing bloodshed in the 20th century was the shrinking of the world. Globalization and advancement in technology, which brought people closer, paradoxically, also carried the seeds of conflict. The first ever exposure to new lands and people played a role in sparking the negative in man.… For once, public opinion impacted…
An essay about one of the subject listed, please read
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In any case, the presence of the U.N. monitors accomplishes nothing, and opposition activists are justified in terming the mission… The growing clamor for U. S. intervention cites the massacre of unarmed civilians, including women and children. The Assad regime is sinking to new levels of authoritarian brutality, with its use of helicopter gunships and…
Write an essay discussing how the geography of the Balkan peninsula influenced the history and myths of Greece. Remember to focus on the concrete, specific features of Greek geography in illustrating your remarks
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These geographical factors have continued to play a significant role in influencing the history even at the medieval period. The Rhodope and Pindus mountains,… Because of the strategic position of Greece to the sea, gulfs, mountais, and valleys, became significant to the cultural as well as the political and the military history of Greece (Smith & Anthon 990).…
Human Rights: Campaign Proposal and Campaign Rationale
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The influx of Albanian refugees over a decade ago has been quite massive due to the war in Kosovo. However, it seems that not all immigrants are refugees from the war since it has been found out that mostly are from Albania.… Unfortunately, this has also brought along people that are hardened by the years of conflict that has been characteristic of the region.…
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