Activator:

How many European countries can you identify? Play the Game

Guiding Question

  • What is the difference between race and ethnicity?

Where are the Balkans?



A Divided History: Mapping the Balkans

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World War I: The End of Empires (1914-1918)

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Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophia of Dutchess of Honenberg

















The Interwar Years: The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes (1920-1939)


World War II: The Occupation (1939-1945)

  • The Balkan Campaign
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  • Baba video:
    • 1st Clip: The Italians...then the Germans arrive.
    • 2nd Clip: The End. The war is finally over, but it isn't pretty.

Yugoslavia: A Reluctant Union

Question:
What does it mean for a country to be fractionalized? Is the United States more or less fractionalized than other countries? In what ways?
  • Joseph Broz Tito and his unique brand of communism
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The Breakup of Yugoslavia: Ethnic Cleansing and the politics of genocide (1990 - 1995)
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Slobodan Milosevic


Kosovo

Questions:
  • What role should the US play in defending other countries/ethnic groups from acts of genocide?
  • What role should NATO play in International politics? Peacekeeper? Warfighter?

The Aftermath (1995 - Present Day)

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Questions

What lessons can be learned from the violent breakup of Yugoslavia?
What can those lessons teach us about current conflicts around the world?