The Break Up of Yugoslavia Conflict among the main ethnic groups (Serbs, Muslims, and Croats) in the republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina resulted to genocide against the Bosnian Muslims by the Serbs. Yugoslavia broke-up after World War I into its small ethnic groups after victory of the Western allies. In World War II, the German Nazi invaded Yugoslavia and partitioned it. This led to a fierce resistance movement led by Josip Tito that reunited Yugoslavia. Josip Died in 1980 and this left Yugoslavia without a strong leadership and it entered into economic and political chaos.[(The Histrory Place 1999)] [(The Histrory Place 1999)] A new leader, Slobodan Milosevic used nationalism and religious hatred to amass power. Through this, he propelled the tension that existed between the Serbs and Muslims in Kosovo. This political unrest led to the loss of Kosovo’s independence.

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