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The war in Bosnia and Herzegovina: 1. The role of war in politics

Since ancient times, the main task of the monarch has been not only to defend his state from the attacks of others, but especially to conquer foreign territory and contribute to the well-being of his citizens by the slaves, arable land and property thus acquired. For centuries, war has been seen as the main and legitimate function of government and as an effective method of resolving disputes. The government was considered successful if it was able to wage wars and, above all, win them.

The war in Bosnia and Herzegovina: 2. The Balkans and the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Balkans have always been considered a highly unstable region. Due to its location at the crossroads of various cultural influences, the local area often changed owners and the locals subsequently changed their traditions. Even today, the Balkans continue to be the dreaded European " barrel of gunpowder " as it has been called throughout the 20th century.

The war in Bosnia and Herzegovina: 3. Post-conflict reconstruction and contemporary BiH

The war was characterized by extraordinary cruelty, literally everyone against everyone. Serbs and Croats united against the Muslims, then the Croats joined the Muslims against the Serbs, and so the balance of power changed throughout the war. After such experience, it is clear that getting these three groups to work together to build a new common functioning state will be extremely difficult, if not impossible. Strong nationalist sentiment and distrust of others still prevail among nations. Political parties that contributed to the civil war with their nationalist propaganda continue to be highly popular in the elections.

The war in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Conclusion

We can define war as a conflict in the resolution of which violence is used. War has always been an important means by which states sought to achieve their political goals. The prioritization of peaceful settlement of disputes is currently evident especially in developed countries, where institutes for peace research and non-violent conflict resolution and various international organizations are being established for this purpose. Despite the fact that the main organization, whose main goal is the maintenance of world peace, the UN, has 192 members and thus unites practically all countries of the world, the idea of world peace still remains a mere utopia.

The war in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Introduction

The war in Bosnia and Herzegovina ended almost fourteen years ago. However, it would be wrong to think that the problem there has been completely and definitively solved, as the system on which post-war BiH is built seems too complicated to be permanent and stable. Some authors even argue that the resumption of armed conflict is not only likely, but even inevitable, within a decade.

War in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The war in Bosnia and Herzegovina ended almost fourteen years ago. However, it would be wrong to think that the problem there has been completely and definitively solved, as the system on which post-war BiH is built seems too complicated to be permanent and stable. Some authors even argue that the resumption of armed conflict is not only likely, but even inevitable, within a decade.

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