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What led to the collapse of Yugoslavia?

The state of Yugoslavia is an often forgotten and misunderstood chapter of European history, coming to existence from the ashes of the First World War and falling apart before the end of the 20th Century. What led to the collapse of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia? What continuing effects did the collapse of Yugoslavia have on the Balkans as a region?
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Religious Divides

The Yugoslav Wars were such a bitter period of history for many reasons, but the breakup of Yugoslavia was intensified by the religious divides of the region, something that has also had the longest lasting legacy and continues to effect the region until today. Following a Bosnian declaration of independence in 1992 fighting continued on the border with Serbia as Orthodox Christian Serbs began massacring Muslim Bosniaks to the point of carrying out ethnic cleansing. The memory of the Srebrenica Genocide that followed continues to feed into religious divides in Europe in the present day, and still fuels populist and nationalistic tensions. 64,000 Bosniak Muslims were killed during this tumultuous period, however the lessons this chapter of history has to offer seem all but forgotten as suspicions of Muslims and Islamophobia currently seem at an all time high.

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Death of Tito

Josip Broz Tito was an authoritarian leader that held Yugoslavia together by force during his lifetime, and following his death the seeds of the region's collapse were sown. Tito embodied Yugoslavia ruling from 1943 until 1980 and dealing with massive economic problems following the Second World War, but in reality this period was simply delaying an inevitable collapse of the region. Economic problems only repeated following his death and the subsequent political crisis that led to the Yugoslav Wars divided the region and decimated all the new economies that emerged. This had lasting effects on the region with the most successful former Yugoslav countries taking a decade to recover to their pre-war GDP, and the Balkans region remains the poorest part of Europe until present, with many of these countries being former Yugoslav nations.

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