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  Greater Serbia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He envisaged Serbia and Montenegro, the two neighboring Slavic states with ethnic kin in Austro-Hungarian territories, as a sort of nucleus for creating a great Serbian state (more spacious than Yugoslavia), that would, in his opinion, unite all Serbs- although the majority of the populace in the preyed-upon areas were not Serbs at all.
The "Greater Serbian" concept was an offshoot of the Pan-Slavist movement of the mid-19th century.
Indeed, 35% of the population of Serbia is non-Serb.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Greater_Serbia   (2943 words)

 Greater Albania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The goal of the League was cultural and political autonomy for Albanians, inside the framework of the Ottoman Empire.
In 1913, when Albania's borders were set by the Great Powers, Serbia did not get the coastal territories that it had wanted, however it annexed the territories that today are known as Kosovo, causing a dissent in the local Albanian populaton.
The Preševo Valley (Albanian: Lugina e Preshevës or Kosova Lindore) in Southern Serbia: the municipalities of Preševo and Bujanovac, and part of the municipality of Medveđa.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Greater_Albania   (605 words)

 Central Europe Review - Debate: The Union of Death - Serbia's Black Hand
Serbia and the Serbs have held the attention of the international community, large powers and, in particular, public opinion, since the very moment war began in the Balkans in 1991.
Politically, the Black Hand was an early advocate of the notion of a greater Serbian state, but not of a Greater Serbia, and they very quickly shifted from "greater Serbianism" to extreme "Yugoslavism," as did a majority of the Serbian intelligentsia and nationalists of that time.
Thus, while "greater Serbs" wanted all Serbs to live within one state, they did not insist that that state be called Serbia or Greater Serbia.
www.ce-review.org /00/22/zivanov22.html   (2398 words)

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The denial for Serbian unity and the unjust demonizing of the Greater Serb cause, gives an excuse to Germany and the United States of America, the two main historic enemies of human freedom, to keep their armies in Europe and maintain a sphere of influence there.
Greater Serbia would be a state inhabiting the correct ethno-historic lands of Serbs.
Greater Serbia will be a revenge upon all those who stood in the way of a people desiring unity.
www.geocities.com /CapitolHill/Lobby/7681/greater.html   (1116 words)

 East European Constitutional Review
Moljevic's goal was a "compact Serbia, which should include the entire ethnic territory on which Serbs (Serbian people) live." Moljevic's Greater Serbian idea was illustrated with a map in which Serbian ethnic territory extends as far west as Gospic and Pakrac in Croatia.
The uncontested areas of Greater Serbia are east of the Tisa and Drina Rivers.
Curiously, this line of partition, whereby northern Kosovo went to Serbia along with the three districts to Kosovo, resembles the seventh electoral unit of Serbia, as devised by Milosevic's gerrymandering specialists for the December 1993 elections.
www.law.nyu.edu /eecr/vol10num2_3/features/canak.html   (5248 words)

 frontline: the world's most wanted man: bosnia: an expert's overview: greater serbia
But so long as the Federal State existed, the problem did not really arise as having to do with the creation of Serbia because the Federal State, so long as its practices and constitution was directed in a certain way, could, in fact, become the realization itself of Greater Serbia.
Therefore, the very term "Greater Serbia" really is not correctly used for that period, and the concept of the Greater Serbia did not have to be used and should not be used.
At that point, the idea begins to be born, that perhaps it would be better to come to an accommodation with the fact that there are borders between the republics and, therefore, attempt to shift the borders, at which point the idea begins to come about that a redistribution of the territory would become necessary.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/karadzic/bosnia/serbia.html   (920 words)

 PROFESSOR POPOV DESTROYS THE MYTH OF GREATER SERBIA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Serbia was offered practically all of the territory of what was to become the SFRY, but Serbia refused to take it.
During World War I, Serbia lost 1.2 to 1.3 million of its citizens, nearly 1/3 of the Serbian people lost their lives because of the notorious lie that Serbia was waging a policy of Greater Serbia.
Serbia could have kept this territory and denied the Macedonian people a state, as was done by Bulgaria and Greece, but Serbia gave the Macedonian people the right to self-determination and the Macedonians have their own state today.
www.slobodan-milosevic.org /news/smorg121504.htm   (834 words)

 Rude awakening for the orphans of "Greater Serbia", by Jean-Arnault Dérens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Once they recognise that Kosovo is part of Serbia, the Radical Party will be prepared to grant them full cultural autonomy." After a moment’s thought she adds, "Except schools in Albanian, of course.
At the annual meeting of the School of Philosophy in a monastery near Krusevac in southern Serbia, he sagely explained that the refugees are "a biological opportunity for Serbia".
The country should call itself "Greater Serbia", or at least the "Republic of Serbia", and Montenegro’s autonomy should be abolished in the framework of a new centralised state (8).
mondediplo.com /1997/11/serbia   (3756 words)

 Milosevic's Greater Serbia Project
In preparing the ground for what was to follow, the witness alleged, a major role was played by the media in Serbia, which instilled in Croatian Serbs fear, distrust and hostility towards the new government in Zagreb, by spreading false or exaggerated information about their alleged intentions and plans.
He also said that on one occasion Milosevic "boasted" in his presence that he had all the major media in Serbia under his control and that he personally was appointing and dismissing media directors and editors.
Serbia not only paid RSK army commanders but also appointed them to their posts, sometimes against the wishes of local politicians and without any consultation with them.
www.freeserbia.net /Articles/2002/Project.html   (2045 words)

 Creating a Greater Serbia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Serbia's flood of supply to its proxies would continue uninterrupted in the north, through Brcko, the crucial bottleneck in the Posavina corridor, where it has exceeded 1,000 vehicles per day, and across the Drina River in the southeast, where it furnished key reinforcements for the recent destruction of Gorazde.
It would use it strategically against the source of the aggression in Serbia, precisely and discriminately against concentrations of military force there against the nine large jet airfields and the fixed wing and any rotary aircraft on them; against isolable war supporting industry, including munition factories and concentrations of supplies such as ammunition dumps.
The main purpose would be to reduce the ability of Serbia's armed forces to project power and so to induce the army to end its support for Milosevic's Greater Serbia.
www.members.tripod.com /~UnconqueredBosnia/R45.html   (3918 words)

 Sobaka News Wire: Serbia: A Comic Opera in The Hague   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The prosecutor in the Milosevic case, Geoffrey Nice, explained that the prosecution considers Seselj's concept of a Greater Serbia different than that of Milosevic, and that in their understanding Milosevic's concept is based on a historical concept which Mr.
He added that the manner in which the prosecution uses the term is somewhat different than the philosophical and historical concept of a Greater Serbia, even though he previously mentioned that Milosevic's concept of all Serbs in one state is the same thing as the concept of a Greater Serbia on the line Karlobag-Karlovac-Virovitica.
This caused a great surprise among all three judges, who found it hard to believe that the prosecution now claims that the Greater Serbia charge is not the basic thesis of the prosection which binds the whole case.
www.diacritica.com /sobaka/newswire/2005/08/0827005a.html   (1695 words)

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Locked in a bitter dispute with Serbia, the Slovenes later sought to expand their sovereignty by refusing to participate in the ritualistic commemoration of Tito's birthday and by amending the republic's constitution in a clear attempt to establish its supremacy over the federal constitution.
For example, Serbia and Montenegro, which had already dominated over 70 percent of the officer corps in the Yugoslav army, pulled the entire Yugoslav army (which is the third largest in Europe) into the defense of what was left of Yugoslavia, namely Serbia and Montenegro.
In Serbia, these perceptions of threat and insecurity had been accumulating over decades; however, they peaked in the 1980s, as the Kosovo crisis emerged and as the Yugoslav political system and core institutions crumbled under the destructive weight of the nationalist politics pursued by republics.
coursesa.matrix.msu.edu /~fisher/bosnia/readings/Kesic1.html   (10496 words)

Nice admitted today that Slobodan Milosevic never espoused or advocated the idea of "Greater Serbia." This admission from the prosecution came as a shock to everybody, including the judges, who have been laboring under the false impression that Milosevic is accused of masterminding a conspiracy to create Greater Serbia.
Serbia certainly could not have expanded its borders with Alija Izetbegovic as the federal president.
Seselj explained that "Greater Serbia" means that Muslim-Serbs (meaning Muslims), Catholic-Serbs (meaning Croats), and Orthodox-Serbs (meaning Serbs) should all form a unified state.
www.slobodan-milosevic.org /news/smorg082505.htm   (1206 words)

 Annex IV : The policy of ethnic cleansing
On 27 April 1992, the former Republics of Serbia and Montenegro proclaimed the FRY (FRY).
Thus, as the 14th Extraordinary Congress was about to convene in January 1990, Serbia had already revoked the autonomous status of its two provinces (Vojvodina and Kosovo); established considerable control over Montenegro; and used military force (in Kosovo) to enforce Serbian rule.
«Serbia and the Serbian people are faced with one of the greatest evils of their history: the challenge of disunity and internal conflict.
www.ess.uwe.ac.uk /comexpert/ANX/IV.htm   (15505 words)

 The End of Greater Serbia - New York Times
BELGRADE, Serbia, March 17 — As Belgrade girds for the funeral of Slobodan Milosevic on Saturday, the vision that he used to propel himself to power also appears to be dead.
He waved the banner of a Greater Serbia, which would unite Serbs across a crumbling Yugoslavia.
For the last six years Serbia's international relations have remained strained, most notably over its reluctance to arrest war crimes suspects, a condition of entry to the European Union.
www.nytimes.com /2006/03/18/international/europe/18serbia.html?ex=1300338000&en=8ecd77daad17412f&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss   (1199 words)

 College English Research Paper Sample   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Not only did Garasanin help transform Serbia, but he created a well known document titled Nacertanije, which "was prepared at a time when most notables of autonomous Serbia were still mistrustful of outsiders, even when they happened to be Serbs from the Habsburg monarchy," according to Ivo Banac (Banac 83).
Banac also states that Garasanin believed "the frontiers of new Serbia had to be extended to all the areas where Serbs lived" to ensure that all Serbs were in favor of "liberation and unification" for a Greater Serbia (Banac 83).
His desire is to yield a Greater Serbia and he is willing to do whatever it takes to make it that way, even if that means hurting others.
www.english.uwosh.edu /henson/writing/101_respap_samp.html   (2925 words)

 Books: Greater Serbia - Selected Statements
He was also interested in Serbia's political advancement and because of this he often lost his scientific impartiality when writing about Serbia or the Balkans in a geographic context.
In this section, statements from various articles and publications by Cvijic in which he clearly shows his Greater Serbian inclinations in the context of an academic/scientific work are presented.
All of these statements reflect the assertions of present Greater Serbian ideologists, and it can be seen that Cvijic's work, since he was a reputable geographer, is used as 'scientific proof' of their territorial claims.
www.hic.hr /books/greatserbia/cvijic.htm   (934 words)

 KLA Attacks Everyone; Media Attacks...Miloshevich?
This 'Greater Serbia' stuff was invented by the Austro-Hungarian Empire as war propaganda to justify its attack on little Serbia, an attack that turned into World War I. It was fl humor then - this elephant whining that it was threatened by the expansionism of a mouse.
Serbia was in a position similar to that of the northern states during the U.S. Civil War.
Serbia's opposition to the splintering of Yugoslavia into weak Anglo-American and German neocolonies has nothing to do with "dreaming of a 'Greater Serbia'".
emperor.vwh.net /articles/jared/expan2.htm   (3419 words)

 No. 94-D 81 (Attachment)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The first map (page 23) shows the parts of Bosnia as of May 14 that were controlled by Serbia's proxies, and those areas controlled by the recent federation created for mutual defense joining Bosnian Croats with the Muslims, Serbs and others who have been associated with them in the Bosnian government.
It would use it strategically against the source of the aggression in Serbia, precisely and discriminately against concentrations of military force there--against the nine large jet airfields and the fixed-wing and any rotary aircraft on them; against isolable war-supporting industry, including munition factories and concentrations of supplies such as ammunition dumps.
What the federation needs, besides the use of coalition air power to prevent or deter Serbia from reinforcing and supplying its proxies, are additions and modest complements to the anti-armor and anti-helicopter equipment of the sort the Bosnians and Croats are trained to use.
www.security-policy.org /papers/1994/94-D81at.html   (4271 words)

 CIA - The World Factbook -- Serbia and Montenegro   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Constitutional Charter of Serbia and Montenegro included a provision that allowed either republic to hold a referendum after three years that would allow for their independence from the state union.
The Court of Serbia and Montenegro; judges are elected by the Serbia and Montenegro Parliament for six-year terms
The complexity of Serbia and Montenegro political relationships, slow progress in privatization, legal uncertainty over property rights, scarcity of foreign-investment, and a substantial foreign trade deficit are holding back the economy.
www.cia.gov /cia/publications/factbook/geos/yi.html   (1710 words)

 News for November 2004
Primakov said the West was wrong to assume that Milosevic wanted to create a "Greater Serbia" or to unify all Serbs in a state as the multi-ethnic Yugoslav federation crumbled.
Serbia is still run by similar men, hardcore Stalinists and Russian servants that continue to fight for lost cause while Serbs disappear six feet under ground at high rate.
Their only patriotism is servitude to their foreign masters in Moscow and that as we all know is classic case of treason of country and betrayal of their people.
www.freeserbia.net /Documents/2004/November.html   (5788 words)

 TWATCH-L archives -- March 1998 (#375)
As early as the summer of 1941, the Belgrade Chetnik Committee proposed that, in order to make Greater Serbia purely Serbian in composition, 2,675,000 people would have to be expelled (including 1,000,000 Croats and 500,000 Germans) and 1,310,000 Serbs would be brought into the newly annexed areas.
The attitude to other Yugoslav and Balkan states True to its past and its mission in the Balkans, Serbia is to continue as the protagonist of the Yugoslav idea and the first champion of the Balkan solidarity and Gladstone's principle "Balkan to the Balkan peoples".
The Serbs, who were the first in the Balkans to resist the onslaught of the Germans from the west to the east, have thereby acquired the right to leadership in the Balkans, and they will not, and cannot, renounce that leadership, for their own sake and for the sake of the Balkans and its fate.
listserv.acsu.buffalo.edu /cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind9803&L=twatch-l&P=R47640   (1370 words)

 Jean Arnault Dérens, Rude awakening for the orphans of ‘Greater Serbia’
We are at the historical heart of Serbian nationalism and here—as elsewhere—it is evident that the Serbs see their problems as far from resolved.
Once they recognise that Kosovo is part of Serbia, the Radical Party will be prepared to grant them full cultural autonomy.
We have three demands: cultural rights, greater parliamentary representation and genuine territorial autonomy for the remaining areas of Serb population.
www.hartford-hwp.com /archives/62/090.html   (3588 words)

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