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Bosnia Reading Questions

1. What religious tensions existed in Yugoslavia pre-and during

World War II?
In Yugoslavia pre World War II and during World War II the religious tension
that existed became high since different religious groups were living so close
to each other which caused violence. The Serbian military forced violence
and forced emigration against Bosnian Muslims that was called ethnic
2. Why was Tito important in Yugoslavia?
Tito was important because he was the one who held Yugoslavia together.
As a leader it was him who kept the Federation together and did not have
issues. He led Yugoslavia from 1945 to 1980 and was a strong leader of the
nation. When he died ethnic resentments boiled over and many issues
started to occur.
3. What were Milosevics goals in Yugoslavia?
As a leader, Milosevic strongly encouraged Serb nationalism. He encouraged
the nationalism not only at home, but also in the other republics where there
were large Serb communities.
4. Who did Serbian nationalists target in the Bosnian genocide?
Serbian nationalists target in the Bosnian genocide were all Muslims.
5. What happened in Srebenica?
During the genocide, Srebenica suffered greatly. They saw the food supplies
and water began to dwindle, along with the damaging of buildings and the
injury of numerous people.
6. What does this incident suggestion about European leadership
and the role of the UN?
This incident suggest that the European leadership and the role of the U.N.
that they need a better leader so something like this doesnt happen again.
It suggests that they need a leader that accepts everyone no matter what
religion they believe in so another war doesnt break out and because
destruction and death.
7. Who was responsible for eventual peace in Bosnia?

The person responsible for the eventual peace in Bosnia was the United
States under the rule of Bill Clinton in 1995. Peace negotiations were held in
Dayton, Ohio, and an agreement was signed in December 1995.
8. In your own words, describe ethnic cleansing.
Ethnic cleansing is removing all ethnicities from a nation that are not
originally from that nation. By using ethnic cleansing, people are using force
and violence to get the people to leave the nation.
9. How did the map of Bosnia look after 1995?
By 1995, 70% if Bosnia was controlled by Serbian military.
Describe 2 problems Bosnia is facing today.
One problem Bosnia is facing today is the problem of people and refugees
still being displaced and needing homes. Another problem is people who
seek asylums. People are being hostile to both of the people and not
allowing them to get the help they need.