The Balkans A map of the Balkans inshowing recent territorial changes and the extent of Ottoman rule A significant cause of European tension prior to World War I was continued instability and conflict in the Balkans. The name itself referred to a large peninsula sandwiched between four seas: On this land mass was a cluster of nations and provinces, including Greece, Serbia, Bulgaria, Macedonia and Bosnia. At the turn of the century the Balkan region was less populated and under-developed, in comparison to western Europe; it had few natural resources, so was hardly an economic prize.
The Kosovo Conflict Background of Kosovo: The reason for contention is because of ethnic origin and disputes of which race owns which land.
That is the reason for the dispute over Kosovo is because of the same thing. I just kind of know the basics. Since Kosovo has many historical ties to the Serbs, and the Serbs conquered that territory back in the hundreds, Milosevic wanted to reclaim their rightful territory.
That is probably a very low figure. Nearly one half a million people have been expelled from their homes, many forced out at gunpoint, while the Serbian troops destroyed their identity papers, making them unable to return to their homes.
This flood of refugees have overwhelmed neighboring countries, who are economically weak, and are unable to take in all the refugees. That is a big controversery of whether or not NATO should be involved. At first I was against NATO involvement for just those reasons, why should NATO get involved where there would be no benefit to us, because this was more of a humanitarian issue.
I believe that we should do everything possible to help stop Tyrants from killing innocent people. Which is what was and is occuring in Kosovo. There have been many occasions where the U.
He said, trying to get public approval, that the reason the U. He said that this war would help the U. By getting involved, we would become partners with Europe, thus increasing a trade relationship.
That is what I am against. I am against the U. It has been of no help to NATO, an alliance that has seen its military stocks drawn down to dangerously low levels, with no effects on the atrocities going on in the killing fields.
That was one reason why Russia is against U. NATO underestimated milosevics tolerance. Also, both sides did not fully explore the possiblity of a peaceful negotiation. After the Vietnam war, there was a study on the conflict where a group of researchers tried to find out if there was a better way of handling the conflict.
They talked with both U. Which in the end, made things much worse. That is the question being raised in this conflict, could there have been a peaceful negotiation? Over million human beings have been killed in various conflicts, and that number rises each day.
It is a dark history, but unless we look at it and seek to learn from it, it will only get darker. Will we say the same about the Balkans? This is also a characteristic of Vietnam, where there was very questionable news being sent back to the public.
There is very vague reports of what NATO bombed, and how bad the damage was.
There has been much use of double speak in the news. This gave Milosivic the advantage. Milosevic was allready killing ethnic albanians before the bombing began, but not to the degree he was after bombing started.
As in Somalia, the U. Then in one day, when 15 soldiers died, the U. Not one allied soldier engaged in combat has even been seriously injured in 2 months of the campaign. This is by far my biggest objection to this war. In this case, to save the ethnic albanians. And this is exactly how Clinton is going about this war.
Nato keeps the US involved in European affairs so wars like WW1 & 2 can be stopped in the build up stages. If there was a similar organization to interven in the Balkans in or in Germany in then those huge wars would have been much less likely. Why, when numerous previous attempts to get involved in Bosnia were half-hearted in execution and ended in failure? The answer is complex, involving explanations at two different levels. In , the Dayton Accords put a stop to the three-and-a-half-year war in the Balkans, and Bosnia still uses Annex 4 of the accords as its constitution.
Clinton, I believe, is too concern with public opinion. In general, the average american citizen is not going to have an in-depth knowledge of the Kosovo situation, and what strategy would be the best to use to save the most amount of lives. The reason for this is because the planes would have to fly low and they might be shot down.
NATO actually got together an entire rescue team, flew over enemy territory in a helicopter, much more vulnerable than a plane, and rescue the single pilot taking an incredible risk of being shot down. Is this supposed to mean that a single allied life is worth more than thousands of albanian lives?The Balkans region has made tremendous progress, moving from war to peace, from disintegration to cooperative development, and implementing democratic, economic and defense-related reforms on the path to a Euro-Atlantic future.
It is the most up to date, exact and comprehensive analysis of the current situation in the Western Balkans (cross field: political, economic, social; with plenty of empirical data, and some innovative calculations, for instance, on trade, on the probability of a military conflict).
Claim. The United States should not intervene in the Balkans Information. The Balkans conflict is a civil war. The war is among the Bosnians and Serbs. If the West Intervenes the Russians might do the same. Warrant. The United States does not have strategic interest in the Balkans Qualifier.
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