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Political History of America’s Wars is the first reference work to explore the legislative, social, and policy aspects of America’s major wars, rebellions, and insurrections. This volume weaves together important primary source documents, informative biographies, and in-depth essays to provide coverage of the political antecedents, events, and consequences of America’s wars, from the American Revolution to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Chapter 44. War in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992–1995)
Chapter 44. War in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992–1995)
At Issue

Civil war began in Bosnia and Herzegovina after Croatia left the Yugoslav federation in 1991. Bosnian Catholic Croats and Muslim Slavs approved a February 29, 1992, referendum to create an independent multinational republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, but Bosnian Orthodox Serbs refused to secede from Yugoslavia (dominated by Serbia). The United States intervened as ...

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