Following the death of the Yugoslavian strongman President Tito in 1980, the several semi-autonomous republics and provinces that he had welded into a nation in 1945 moved inexorably towards separation. After a deceptively clean break for independence by Slovenia in 1991, the world watched a series of wars rip through this modern European state. In this first of two volumes, experts on the Balkan region give an unprecedentedly clear, concise explanation of the Slovene, Croatian and Krajina-Serb armies of these campaigns, illustrated with rare photos and colour uniform plates.
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Table of Contents
Military and political situation in Yugoslavia · Yugoslav National Army and Serb militias, 1991–92 - Serbian-Montenegrin army, 1994 · Slovenian independence war 1991 · Croatian independence war, 1991–92 · Krajina Serbs declare independence · Croatian situation 1992–95