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The war in Yugoslavia is often compared with images of Nazi Germany and Stalins pogroms in the Soviet Union by historians The Yugoslav Civil War began in October of 1991 Global Community worked through the UN NATO and the European Community to bring an end to the violence in 1999 However Kosovo is still being rebuilt indicted war criminals remain free many of the provisions of the Dayton Accord are honoured only when external pressure is applied In this paper I will focus on causes of the Yugoslav civil war that eventually led to the disintegration of the countryPopular and journalistic discussion of the reasons for the collapse of the Yugoslav state as the professor of Interdisciplinary Human Studies at University of Bradford John Allcock argues have often taken it for granted that its primary cause was the rise of nationalism The country was destroyed by inner forces welling up from below having their origins in popular sentiment This is conveyed most vividly in the often-used metaphor that President Tito kept the lid on the boiling pot of national antagonism Allcock 2000418 Other academics believe that the roots of the problem lay in the Communist system and in particular in a crisis proper to its elite In other words disintegration was a process driven from the top not the bottom Many scholars search for explanations of certain events in the historical legacy of the country Therefore it is significant to explore the conditions under which the Yugoslav Civil War of 1991 had emerged A state of Yugoslavia was founded in 1918 as the Kingdom of Serbs Croats Slovenes Montenegrins and others Over the course of its seventy-year history writes Sabrina R Ramet Yugoslavia lurched from crisis to crisis abandoning one unstable formula to another First interwar between the nations of the Kingdom 1918-1941 resulted in renaming of the country into the Kingdom of Yugoslavia in 1929 Ramet 20033 During World War II the pro-Nazi
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