Crisis and Genocide in Yugoslavia, 1985-1995

The war in Yugoslavia took place before the eyes of the world and was widely broadcasted. But instead of intervening, for the most part the world followed the atrocities on television.

The bewildering complexity of the civil war did not help. People witnessed Serbs fighting Muslim Bosnians and Croats, Croats fighting Serbs and Muslim Bosnians, Muslim Bosnians fighting Croats and Serbs.

All of this took place in what had been, at least superficially, considered the rather peaceful and ethnically mixed socialist federal state of Yugoslavia.

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Serb paramilitaries burn the Croatian flag as they take over a town, Autumn 1991
Survivors of the attack on Srebrenica arrive at a United Nations camp