The Collapse of Yugoslavia 1991-1999: The Collapse of Yugoslavia

Alastair Finlan

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In 1991, almost overnight, an ethnically diverse region that had enjoyed decades of peaceful coexistence descended into bitter hatred and chaos. Communities fractured along lines of ethnic and religious affiliation and the resulting fighting was deeply personal, resulting in brutality, rape and torture, and ultimately the deaths of more than 250,000 people. This book examines the internal upheavals and their international implications, including the failure of the Vance-Owen plan; the first use of NATO in a combat role and in peace enforcement; and the war in Kosovo, unsanctioned by the UN but prosecuted by NATO forces to prevent the ethnic cleansing of Kosovo.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages96
ISBN (Print)978-1841768052, 1841768057
Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2004

Publication series

NameEssential Histories
PublisherOsprey Publishing


  • Yugoslavia


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