The ones that did not have the sense to escape Bosnia while they could were found and capture. The Serbs even went so far as to take over what was thought to be a safe house to lure in unsuspecting Muslims trying to escape the Serbian wrath. One of the most heartbreaking massacres happened on July 11 1995, when eight thousand Muslim men and boys that had fled to the safe house were captured and killed. Two thousand prisoners of war were killed by the Serbs, and the entire Muslim population of Srebrenica was expelled from their
Like the Nazi’s cleansing Europe of it’s Jews, the Serbs aim was the ethnic cleansing of any Muslims or Croatian presence in Serbian territory. This stage was called classification because the Serbians were classifying them of their race and that's what started this horrible genocide. There plan of attack was in five steps, their first step was to urge Serb residents to leave the city while surrounding the town with artillery fire. The second was to execute the leader and intelligence of that town, third was to separate the women, children, and old men from those of fighting age. Then they would send women, children, and also the old men to concentration camps or national borders for the fourth step.
The Great War started in 1914 and went on until 1919. It was sparked by the assassination of the president of Austria,Franz Ferdinand, in June 1914. Growing forces of nationalism, alliances and economic factors also helped spark WW1. He was murdered by a Serbian nationalist in Bosnia, and a series of threats and mobilization orders followed the incident, leading in August, to the outbreak of World War I, which sparked Germany, Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire to run against Great Britain, France, Russia, Italy and Japan. “The Allies were joined after 1917 by the United States.
The government branded the Christian Armenians as ‘infidels,’ and Islamic extremists staged violent anti-Armenian demonstrations throughout the region. While the world was focused on battle in Europe, the Ottoman Empire began a systematic campaign to eliminate the Armenian people within its borders. Ottoman authorities created a propaganda campaign claiming that Armenians were a threat to national security, in part because of some Armenians’ support of Russia in the ongoing World War. Armenians were arrested, tortured, and killed. The women and girls were raped and some were kidnapped into a life of sexual servitude.
The war had many different reasons and factors for happening, but the main cause was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary. The Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated on June 28th, 1914 by Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip. Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie were driving through Sarajevo a Serbian nationalist Nedjelko
Eventually, a large coalition of many European countries declared war on France to stop Napoleon’s expansion that threatened to crush Napoleon’s France (cite 4). Toward the end of his reign, Napoleon realized his Anagnorisis and that had failed and tried to places his son on the throne (cite 3). Finally, at the battle of Waterloo as Napoleon almost broke the English lines, Prussian reinforcements arrived and broke Napoleon's army returning France to a monarchy. Afterward, he was forced into exile for the rest of his days to suffer(cite 5). Thus, Napoleon and his image of a united Europe under France were crushed as his armies had been.
Yugoslalvia has had a long history of political, economic, and cultural conflict. At the end of Word War II, a dictator, named Tito, de-centralized the government and made it so each national group became part of a larger republic. Towards the end of his life ethnic tension started rising again, and nationalism took place. The serbs started a war with the Slovenians. This was when the genocide started taking place.
President Tito 's death in 1980 led to the rising of nationalism in Yugoslavia. Yugoslavia disintegrated under the ethnic conflict and economic issues, the Serbs held influential power . The tree main ethnic groups were; Bosnians (Muslim Bosnians), Serbs, Croats and Yugoslavs. In 1991 Slovenia and Croatia declared independence. In 1992 when Bosnia-Herzegovina declared independence war broke out between Serbs, Croats and Muslims in Bosnia, destroying mosques, mass killings and ethnic cleansing which continued for
Especially within both the World Wars, figures such as Archduke Ferdinand, Chamberlain, Hitler, Winston, Stalin, and the League of Nations, to name a few, have gone through their respective struggles as they deal with persecution and salvation. Truly an uphill battle, these characters fought against their oppositions to achieve their goals, and paid the price. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the prince of Austria before his untimely death, was shot and killed on the day of June 28th, 1914, his wedding anniversary. (“Archduke Franz Ferdinand Assassinated”, 2014) It was because of the disapproval of his wife, who was not technically royal, that brought about his doom. This single event broke out into what we now know as WWI.
Similar to the Tsars before him, Stalin caused the death of anyone who opposed his way of ruling, especially the Kulaks. He violated the rights of the people by launching an extensive campaign on deporting ethnic groups that opposed his leadership. Stalin’s years of “great terror” through much unneeded purges caused him to more and more act as a “Red Tsar”. The only difference was Stalin was ruling under Marxist ideologies with communism being the end result as opposed to adherence to the Russian Orthodox Church. However, just like Stalin, Alexander II was very similar in that the secret police was at the centre of dealing with outside issues towards his power.