Conclusion: the Partisan-Chetnik Conflict in Retrospect

Marko Attila Hoare

in Genocide and Resistance in Hitler’s Bosnia

Published by British Academy

Published in print December 2006 | ISBN: 9780197263808
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734458 | DOI:

Series: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Monographs

Conclusion: the Partisan-Chetnik Conflict in Retrospect

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The war of 1992–1995, which pitted supporters of a unified and multinational Bosnia-Hercegovina against supporters of a Great Serbia, was in a sense a rematch of the Partisan–Chetnik war of a half-century before. Its outcome was equally paradoxical: the establishment of a Bosnian state formally independent but in fact under foreign rule; formally unified but in fact partitioned three ways; formally at peace but in fact locked in a permanent conflict, a conflict that is at once a cold war and a civil war. The very ambiguousness of this outcome is, perhaps, the best testimony to the enduring nature of the Partisan–Chetnik divide in Bosnia-Hercegovina.

Keywords: Bosnia-Hercegovina; Partisan–Chetnik war; Bosnian state

Chapter.  1180 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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