(Some) Yugoslavia history in bite size

By Cubie - November 05, 2014

Source: http://www.cftech.com/BrainBank/GEOGRAPHY/FormerYugoslavia.html
To be honest, history wasn't my favourite subject in school but nowadays I find it fascinating. I blame it all on exams taking out all the fun of history :P

1. Josip Broz Tito was the president of Yugoslavia, the creator of modern Yugoslavia - Social Federal Republic (SFR) Yugoslavia.

2. SFR Yugoslavia was established by uniting six republics (BiH, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia), an autonomous province (Kosovo), an autonomous district (Vojvodina).

3. After the death of President Tito, ethnic tension grew in Yugoslavia. After series of wars, Slovenia and Croatia declared their independence in June 1991, Republic of Macedonia in September 1991, followed by BiH on 3 March 1992.

4. In April 1992, Federal Republic (FR) of Yugoslavia was formed, consisting of the former Socialist Republics of Serbia and Montenegro. This was renamed on 4 Feb 2003 as Serbia and Montenegro. Serbia and Montenegro finally broke up during 2006-2008. Kosovo declared independence from Serbia as the Republic of Kosovo.

5. BiH declared independence on 3 March 1992 and received international recognition the following month on 6 April 1992. On the same date, the Serbs responded by declaring the independence of the Republika Srpska and laying seige to Sarajevo, marking the start of the Bosnian War.

6. Socialist Republic (SR) BiH was inhabited by Muslim Bosniaks, Orthodox Serbs and Catholic Croats. Bosnian war was principally a territorial conflict, an international armed conflict between 6 April 1992 and 14 December 1995.

Side note: BiH stands for Bosnia and Herzegovina

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  1. Hai Cubie,
    I always wanted to travel to Central Europe. Great article!

    1. Hi Hidayah, Thank you. I had fun reading through some of your posts too, especially the ones on Sri Lanka - it's in the list of places to visit ;)

  2. Oh I love this post! I'm going to Croatia next autumn ...

    No, really! It's part of my European Trip 2015. Most of it will be in England, but I'm returning via Croatia to visit a friend if all goes according to plan. You've given me some great tips and ideas. THANK YOU! ^^

    1. Next autumn... a whole year to plan on where to visit! It's awesome ^^