Yugoslav Wars

series of wars and ethnic conflicts that took place on the lands of the former Yugoslavia

The Yugoslav Wars were a series of conflicts fought in the former Yugoslavia between 1991 and 2001. It was part of the Revolutions of 1989 ending the Cold War.

Yugoslavia started in 1918 after World War 1 when Austria-Hungary led by Charles I of Austria collapsed. The Austro-Hungarian Empire split into Austria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Romania,and Yugoslavia in 1918. In 1941 Germany invaded Yugoslavia during World War 2. In 1944, both Tito and Stalin pushed the Nazis out of Belgrade with the help of Bulgaria. Following the Tito-Stalin Split from 1948-1953, Josip Broz Tito and Joseph Stalin broke up their friendship together until Stalin died in 1953. When the invading Warsaw Pact powers ended the Prague Spring in 1968, Romania,Yugoslavia, and Albania supported the Czechoslovaks led by Alexander Dubček against the USSR led by Leonid Brezhnev.

Following the death of Tito in 1980 Yugoslavia started to collapse in 1991-1992.