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Bosnian Genocide Timeline

  • Communist government in Yugoslavia

    Communist government in Yugoslavia
    Bosnia was once part of the country Yugoslavia which was under the rule of communist leader, Josip Broz Tito.
  • Death of Tito

    Death of Tito
    After the death of Tito, many conflicts arose among Yugoslavia's six different republics.
  • Seperate Countries

    Seperate Countries
    Beginning in the 1990s, the different republics began to split off into seperate countries.
  • Independent

    Bosnia and Herzegovina declared independence in March 1992. Thsi angered Yugoslavia's Serb President, Slobodan Milosevic.
  • Start of the War in Sarajevo

    Start of the War in Sarajevo
    The Bosnian Serb forces surrounded and attacked the major city Sarajevo. This was the longest bloody siege in modern histroy, killing more than 10,000 people.
  • Peace Treaty

    Peace Treaty
    A U.S.-brokered peace treaty was signed in Dayton, Ohio, ending the war.
  • New president

    New president
    The fighting concluded and the election of a Bosnian Muslim President Izetbegovic became the leader of the three memeber presidency.