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  Milosevic on trial
Who is Slobodan Milosevic?
Why is Milosevic on trial?
How did Milosevic come to power?
The first war: Croatia
The second war: Bosnia
A peace agreement
The third war: Kosovo
How did Milosevic lose power?

 
A Croatian soldier goes into battle The first war: Croatia

In 1991, Croatia declared independence from the rest of Yugoslavia.

Serbs who lived in Croatia were worried they would lose out and turned to Milosevic for help.

There was a lot of cruel and bitter fighting, and by the end of 1991, the Serbs had taken control of a third of Croatia.

But although they were winning the fight, thousands of soldiers had died and lots of other countries refused to trade with Yugoslavia, because they didn't agree with the fighting.

These are called 'sanctions' and can cripple a country and make it poor.

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