About Yugoslav Civil War (1991-2001)

Affirmations of the partners

  1. A terrible tragedy that make us reflect about the power of propaganda and has to warn us about prejudices.
  2. It raised nationalism that was hidden in people.
  3. It divided cities between nationalities that lived together before.
  4. Yugoslav civil War is a proof that brutal ethnic conflicts can happen in Europe nowadays, too.
  5. Even dictatorships manage to held together people with histories, languages, other religions, if they decide themselves.
  6. The conflict in the Balkans also embodies the end of an obsolete political system that had failed to prevent economic inefficiency and nationalist rivalries.
  7. It is an example of how an institutional and economic crisis empower populist groups that propose seemingly easy solutions and that, conversely, end in a bloodbath.
  8. It is, perhaps, the beginning of the inability of the European Union to impose policies based on peace and respect for human rights.
  9. In many countries appeared non-government organizations that were an example of solidarity and humanism in relation to people fleeing the war.
  10. For Slovenia it was not a civil war but a war for independence.
  11. It shows how dangerous the latent ethnic hatred can be if the problems are not sufficiently discussed and solved.
  12. The Balkan War represents the return of war on European soil after World War II. It is, perhaps, the beginning of the inability of the European Union to impose policies based on peace and respect for human rights. Moreover, it is also a key moment for the mobilization of civil societies of many European countries. In many countries appeared non-government organizations that were an example of solidarity and humanism in relation to people fleeing the war.
  13. The conflict in the Balkans also embodies the end of an obsolete political system that had failed to prevent economic inefficiency and nationalist rivalries. The war expresses fanaticism of nationalist groups that had no interest in a negotiated, non-violent solution. It is an example of how an institutional and economic crisis empower populist groups that propose seemingly easy solutions and that, conversely, end in a bloodbath. The Balkan War is a lesson of the recent past that should serve to us to avoid making the same mistakes in this present Europe, which is suffering a terrible economic and humanitarian crisis.
  14. Neither dictatorships can hold together people with different histories, languages or religions, if they are not the people themselves to decide.
  15. It was a demonstration that in Europe violence did not end with World Wars.
  16. used a new level of violence
  17. Recognition of genocide in Srebrenica  where more than 8000 children, women and elderly where killed.
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