Bosnia-Herzegovina Themes Period 8
1. International Intervention/ Cooperation- Throughout the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina international intervention was apparent. NATO was a key player in the Bosnian war. NATO aided Bosnia-Herzegovina by implementing no-fly zones and checking Serb forces. Towards the end of the war, after Bosnia-Herzegovina was on the offensive, NATO launched an airstrike on Bosnian Serb positions. The United States also played a major role in the Bosnian conflict. Through the efforts of Former President Jimmy Carter and Former President Bill Clinton, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia reached the Dayton Agreement which brought peace and sovereignty to a war torn region.
2. Ethnic Tension - Ethnic tension was probably the main reason for the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina as three groups, the Serbs, the Bosniacs (ethnic Muslims) and the Croats vie for supremacy. Trials over crimes committed during the war have been going on since the war ended. Even today, Bosnia-Herzegovina is divided into two separate entities, one Bosniac-Croat and the other Serbian.