History and Civilization
HIST 191 Fall 2013
Research paper Topic: 10 Genocides against Bošnjaks
Faruk Hodžić Prof. Muhidin Mulalić
ID number: 1210195
Genocide is the deliberate and systematic destruction, in whole or in part, of an ethnic, racial, Caste, religious, or national group. Generally speaking, genocide does not necessarily mean the immediate destruction of a nation, except when accomplished by mass killings of all members of a nation. It is intended rather to signify a coordinated plan of different actions aiming at the destruction of essential foundations of the life of national groups, with the aim of annihilating the groups themselves. The objectives of such a plan would be the disintegration of the political and social institutions, of culture, language, national feelings, religion, and the economic existence of national groups, and the destruction of the personal security, liberty, health, dignity, and even the lives of the individuals belonging to such groups. Key words: Bosnia and Herzegovina, genocide, ethnic cleansing, war.
European historiography from ancient times onwards records countless raids of various Eurasian tyrants and their hordes who regularly abounded massive murders, rape and persecution, almost as a rule, in most civilian parts subdued or occupied population, women, children and the elderly, as well as captured enemy soldiers. However, the background of the last genocide against Bosnian civilians just needs to be scientifically unmasked in its deep roots and proved to be a very old and since the medieval times periodically renewed strategic project by the European centers of power aiming for permanent nullification of a European...