Serbia's Land Grab in Yugoslavia

Land Grab in Yugoslavia

The toast was made with orange juice and the greatest reluctance. For weeks, Slobodan Milosevic, president of Yugoslavia's largest republic, Serbia, had resisted the European Community's attempts to engineer a peaceful future for its neighboring republic, Croatia. Since Croatia declared independence from the Yugoslav federation on June 25, a brutal ethnic war has raged in its eastern region. Croatian security forces are pitted against rebel Serbian residents of the republic who want their homes and fields incorporated into an enlarged Serbia.

It has been a rout: with money from Serbia and active support from parts of the Serb-dominated federal Yugoslav People's...

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