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Bosnia

a region of central Bosnia-Herzegovina: belonged to Turkey (1463--1878), to Austria-Hungary (1879--1918), then to Yugoslavia (1918--91)
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Another man, himself a Serb who had stayed in Sarajevo during the Serbian siege, voiced a similar opinion and, at the same time, a grievance: the "four walls" of his house were not sufficient to generate a home-like feeling; like the Bosniac participant, he asserted that, in order to (re)integrate, one must feel at home in "the wider area," but the streets and neighbourhoods, now replete with the names of Bosniac historical heroes, are not conducive to such a feeling among the city's Serbian population.
The Federation has a similar structure, except that it is further carved up into 10 cantons to accommodate its ethnic diversity of Croatian Catholics and Bosniac Muslims.
Nationalist feelings were strongly promoted during the war by all three groups, however, causing polarization; the nationalities have since come to see themselves as distinct "ethnic" groups, aligned along lines of religious affiliation--Catholic (Croats), Muslim/Jewish (Bosniac), and Orthodox (Serb).
Though the KLA was active on the ground, it was never more than a hit-and-run guerrilla force; unlike the much larger and better-equipped Croatian and Bosniac forces of August 1995, it was incapable of taking and holding much territory.
(8.) Michael Sells's definition of Bosnians--as "all residents of the internationally recognized sovereign nation of Bosnia-Herzegovina, regardless of their religious affiliation, who consider themselves Bosnian, that is, who remain loyal to a Bosnian state built on the principles of civic society and religious pluralism"--captures the meaning of Bosniac: Michael A.
The Canadian area of responsibility (AOR) corresponds to two Bosnia canton areas (cantons one and ten) in the country's northwest, an area about the size of Nova Scotia currently populated by Bosniac and Croat majorities.
The prewar population of 112,470 was 44 percent Bosniac (Muslim) and 42.5 percent Serbian.
Despite moderate resistance, the mission was completed within moments, and with full respect for our "even handedness;" he had knocked over two Serb, two Croat and two Bosniac checkpoints.
The Federation Constitution divided the Federation's eight cantons between two groups;(86) four cantons were to be Muslim (Bosniac), two were to be Croat, and two were to consist of a mixture of Muslims and Croats.(87) Consequently, the Constitution restored the Vance-Owen Plan and ICFY option (2), albeit between only two parties.(88)
Everything is apportioned in thirds - one part Serbian, one part Bosniac,(8) and one part Croatian.
A member of the SDP BiH Presidency, Zoran Mikulic, holds that the Chairman of HDZ BiH, Dragan Covic, through statement on the Left as a Bosniac structure' wants to intimidate BiH Croats and distance them from the Left and the pro-BiH forces.