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As stated by others this is not really true. Even though shorter and less bloody compared to those in Bosnia and Croatia, the 10-day war outbroke in Slovenia between Yugoslav army located in the province and Slovenian police forces. To answer your question: the reason perhaps lies in the fact that Slovenia had ethnically clear picture with majority of ...


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Technically, West Germany (the FRG) did not annex East Germany (the GDR). Instead, the GDR declared their accession to the FRG. A treaty regulated the details. The GDR had a post-communist government for about a year. They did disassemble much of the political security apparatus and also acted to prevent the destruction of some documents. The vetting of ...


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To understand my answer you need to get back to 1844., when Ilija Garašanin wrote Načertanije. In that document he made base plan of making Greater Serbia. Greater Serbia should include Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, big part of Croatia, Montenegro and Northern part of Albania. That idea was revived by Stevan Moljević, Serbian Chetnik who wanted to clean up ...


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Fortunately, there has been some scientific polling done on this topic, which is much more reliable than the TV poll where Stalin was voted the third-best Russian. Stalin still commands considerable respect in Russia and the Caucasus states, but attitudes vary greatly with the framing of the question. In 1993, Stalin's raw favorable/unfavorables were at 27/...


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About Macedonia, I would say that there was a few factors: its peripheral position, Macedonian politics attitude, who considered a war as last step - (they were affraid, that country would implode and would be divided between its neighbours). The significant reasons seem to be Macedonian late nationalism and US preventive diplomacy in the region as well. The ...


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