The Genocide In Yugoslavia

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Genocide is the mass killing of people, usually for religious reasons, but now genocides happen mostly because no one can agree. An infamous example of one of the worst genocides was the killing of Bosnian-Muslims in Yugoslavia. After provinces like Slovenia and Croatia decided to secede from Serbia because of religious reasons, Serbia decided it was time to take action. After examining the political power, death rates, and the sole reason for the Yugoslavia murders, it is clear that the Serbian genocide is one of the worst in history. By looking at how the country was ran, the sheer panic seen in all of the government officials, and the amount of war and lives ruined, it is clear that the Bosnian-muslim genocide in Yugoslavia will always be…show more content…
In January of 1990, the league of communists split ethnic lines, and the province of Kosovo had a riot which killed several dozen people, so the Yugoslav national army, which was heavily Serbian, had to be called in to take control. This scared most of the people in Yugoslavia, because the did not want the national army to become part of the Serbian tools. In 1991, tensions continued to rise because some countries did secede from Yugoslavia, but some were not allowed to, which caused anger and small conflicts. By 1992, the small conflicts had turned in to full on violence. The Serbians were resisting the Croatian and Slovene independence movements. The Yugoslav national militia and the Slovene militia started fighting, which resulted in a stalemate. In june of 1992 Slovenia and Croatia declared their independence. In February of 1994, an explosion killed 68 people in a Sarajevo market, this enraged western civilizations, and many countries including the United States ordered the Serbians to remove artillery there. In March of 1994, Croatian and Bosnian muslim governments agreed to federate Bosnia, which allowed both groups to fight Serbia. In 1995, The UN had lost control of Yugoslavia, so Bosnia was at the peak of their revolt. It all looked promising until the Yugoslavian government had finally had enough. The government ended up killing 100,000 Bosnian-muslims. 8,000 were under the direct order of Mladic who was the Serbian direct general. 25,000 women were expelled from the country, 3,000 men were killed for escaping by gunshot or decapitation. By the end of the genocide, men and women were completely separated, and most of the women were subject for rape, torture, and sexual violence. The genocide lasted for four days, and
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