Slobodan Milošević

  • Milošević is Born

    Slobodan Milošević was born to Svetozar Milošević, an Serb Orthodox priest, and Stanislava Resanović, a school teacher and member of the Communist Party, in Požarevac, which is part of modern-day Serbia.
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    Milošević's Lifespan

  • World Context: World War II Ends

  • World Context: Medgar Evers is Assassinated

  • World Context: The Moon Landing

  • Milošević is Elected President of the Belgrade League of Communists City Committee

  • World Context: Indirah Gandhi is Assassinated

  • Milošević is Elected President of the Serbian branch Central Committee

    Milošević was elected by a majority vote at the 10th Congress of the Serbian League Communists.
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    Anti-Bureaucratic Revolution

    The anti-bureaucratic revolution was a series of protests in Yugoslavia. They led to the resignation and end of the governments of Vojvodina and Montenegro.
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    World Context: Tiananmen Square Protests

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    President of the Presidency of the Socialist Republic of Serbia

    After January, the office was abolished.
  • Milošević Delivers the Gazimestan Speech

    The speech helped Milošević consolidate his authority in Serbia
  • World Context: Fall of the Berlin Wall

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    President of Serbia

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    Yugoslav Wars

  • Slovenia and Croatia Declare Independence From Yugoslavia

    Both Slovenia and Croatia declared independence on the 25th. They were both recognized in May of 1992. But because of the large Serb population in both countries, the Serbian-controlled Yugoslavia wanted to keep control of both countries. At this time, Yugoslavia was controlled my Milošević and his "Greater Serbia" ideal.
  • Kosovo Becomes an Independent Country

    Kosovo becomes the Republic of Kosova and declares itself independent. However, they are only recognized by Albania.
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina Declare Independence From Yugoslavia

    This shifted Yugoslavia's focus from Croatia to Bosnia. This declaration of independence and numeros UN sanctions caused a retreat from Croatia into Bosnia.
  • Serbia and Montenegro Become the Only Republics Left in the Socialist Republic of Yugoslavia

    Serbia and Montenegro then declared themselves the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
  • Bosnia is Internationally Recognized

    Milošević, after realizing that Bosnia would soon be recognized internationally, pulled all Serbian and Montenegran troops out of Bosnia and back into Serbia and Montenegro. He then moved all Bosnian Serbs into the area, creating the Bosnian Serb army, so as to avoid accusations of aggression on the part of Montenegro and Serbia.
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    President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

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    Kosovo War

    Fought between Federal Republic of Yugoslovia and the Kosovo Liberation Army
  • Milošević is Indicted for War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity

    The alleged offenses were committed during the Kosovo War. A year-and-a-half later, the charges of violating the laws or customs of war, breaches of the Geneva Conventions in Croatia and Bosnia, and genocide in Bosnia.
    Official list: genocide; complicity in genocide; deportation; murder; persecutions on political, racial or religious grounds; inhumane acts/forcible transfer; extermination; imprisonment; torture; willful killing; unlawful confinement; wilfully causing great suffering; unlawful de
  • Dayton Accords are Signed in Paris

    Milošević signed the document representing Bosnian Serb interests.
  • World Context: 9/11

  • Milošević's Trial at the Hague Begins

    Milošević defended himself. During the prosecution's case, 295 witnesses testified and 5,000 exhibits were presented to the court.
  • Milošević Dies

    Slobodan Milošević died in his prison cell in The Hague from a heart attack.