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ACE reaction forces

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

NATO's Allied Commander Europe (ACE) has immediate reaction forces—the ACE Mobile Force (AMF)—and rapid reaction forces, of which the ACE Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC) is the land component.


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A small country in south‐eastern Europe, on the Adriatic coast of the Balkan Peninsula, with Montenegro, Kosovo, and Macedonia to its north and east, and Greece to its south.


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The countries occupying the Balkan peninsula of south-eastern Europe, lying south of the Danube and Sava rivers, between the Adriatic and Ionian seas in the west, the Aegean and Black seas...

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ethnic cleansing

Overview page. Subjects: Politics.

The mass expulsion or killing of members of one ethnic or religious group in an area by those of another. The term has been in use since the early 1990s, as conflict spread in the former...

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Ibraim Rugova

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(b. 2 Dec. 1944, d. 22 Jan 2006).

Albanian leader Born in Cerce, he studied Albanian literature at the University of Priština, where he continued his studies up to postdoctoral...

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Kosovo Crisis

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Politics.

(1999) the largest military assault in Europe since World War II, and NATO's first combat experience. Prompted by mistreatment of Albanians in the Yugoslavian province of Kosovo, NATO air...

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Koštunica, Vojislav

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(b. 24 Mar. 1944).

President of Yugoslavia, 2000–3, Serbian Prime Minister 2004–2008. Born in Belgrade, he graduated with a doctorate in jurisprudence, and in 1970 he became a...

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Overview page. Subjects: World History.

Macedonia avoided the worst of the Balkan wars, but has persistent ethnic tensions

This landlocked country is largely mountainous. In the past it was also heavily forested, and...

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Overview page. Subjects: World History — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

A small republic in the Balkans, bordered by Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Albania.


Montenegro has a short Adriatic coastline. It is largely...

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Murad I

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(c. 1326–89)

Ottoman sultan (c. 1362–89). He consolidated his empire's hold on Asia Minor by marriage alliances and outright purchase and rapidly extended its Balkan territories,...

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