Mirescu, alexander (2003) religion and ethnic identity formation in the former yugoslavia, occasional papers on religion in eastern europe: the wars increasingly assimilated the characteristics of religious struggle, defined by three ethnic exclusion of other groups with little regard to the fragile multi-ethnic tapestry. Primer on the differences of language and religion that helped to propel world war i. The wars that dissolved yugoslavia – were they religious wars one an- swer might be: what war isn't war, after all, is a time of existential crisis that confronts young people with their mortality on a massive scale war involves 'the ultimate sacrifice' on behalf of one's community, and requires legitimation of the highest. Though “cleansing” campaigns for ethnic or religious reasons have existed throughout history, the rise of extreme nationalist movements during the 20th century led to this was the case in the 1990s, both in the former yugoslavia and in rwanda, where members of the majority hutu ethnic group massacred hundreds of. Ethnic cleansing is a particular form of genocide (the deliberate destruction of a racial, religious, or cultural group) based on ethnic prejudice the violence erupted in yugoslavia at the beginning of world war ii, the yugoslav leadership formed a military alliance with nazi germany however, political upheaval followed. Rather obvious: in one case, people are fighting with divine sanction and support, in the other on the 2000 on ethnicity) indeed, many analyses classify religion either as one ethnic marker, or put 'religious or ethnic' groups in the same category moreover, to yugoslavia and the long civil war in sri lanka in maluku, the. The term surfaced in the context of the 1990's conflict in the former yugoslavia and is considered to come from a literal translation of the serbo-croatian in its final report s/1994/674, the same commission described ethnic cleansing as “ a purposeful policy designed by one ethnic or religious group to remove by violent.
None of the other national groups the former yugoslavia comprised, with the exception of the slovenes, lived within clearly defined ethnic borders inside the its different nations, which had already waged one ethnic and religious war among themselves with the collapse of the first yugoslavia (1918-41. The federal republic of yugoslavia was formed at the end of world war ii, comprised of bosnia, serbia, montenegro, croatia, slovenia, and macedonia with numerous ethnic groups making up the population this included orthodox christian serbs, muslim bosniaks, catholic croats, and muslim ethnic albanians. The communities lived in relative harmony after the european community demanded a referendum on independence in bosnia in february, the vote split on ethnic lines muslims and croats supported independence but the serbs boycotted the vote and, again with the army's support, began a fight for. In addition to the six republics, the two separate regions of kosovo and vojvodina held the status of autonomous provinces within the republic of serbia yugoslavia was a mix of ethnic groups and religions, with orthodox christianity, catholicism and islam being the main religions coinciding with the collapse of.
Most people in bosnia, croatia and serbia seem willing to share their societies with ethnic and religious groups different from their own. For most americans, it was a place of quarreling and obscure ethnic groups who were welded together by the great communist heretic marshal josip broz the former yugoslavia bordered seven countries and-with the exception of the romanian-yugoslav border — all of its frontiers are challenged, either.
The term constituent refers to the fact that these three ethnic groups are explicitly mentioned in the constitution, and that none of them can be considered a minority or immigrant the most easily recognizable feature that distinguishes the three ethnic groups is their religion, with bosniaks predominantly muslim, serbs. And religious characteristics (haug 2001) i follow the definition of should find that ethnic exclusionism increases with the experience of civil war, both over time and across 3 ethnic muslims, commonly referred to as bosniaks today, were the largest group in bosnia-herzegovina, but did not form a.
Yugoslavia was composed of ethnic and religious groups that had been historical rivals, even bitter enemies, including the serbs (orthodox christians), croats tito, a communist, was a strong leader who maintained ties with the soviet union and the united states during the cold war, playing one superpower against the.
The role of religion in post-communist yugoslavia has been, for the most part, to link itself with religious nationalist, the two most prominent examples of this being after the death of josip broz tito, who had united warring ethnic groups after world war ii into a communist dictatorship of yugoslavia, a collective presidency. However there were considerable religious conflicts between catholics, orthodox, and the bogomils (a dualist heretical sect) the internal conflict weakened bosnia and it fell to the ottomans in 1463, while hercegovina fell in 1482 and was joined with bosnia while under ottoman rule many bosnians. “confrontational identity”: religious, together with national or ethnic awareness came to be of great or even prime importance in key words: religion – ex - yugoslavia – state and church – war introduction the terminology of describing to belong or not to belong to a religious group is quite complicated i use the term.