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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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Croats and Serbs went into exile in their nearby "national homelands" (Croatia and Serbia), but Bosniacs could either remain internally displaced or seek refuge in third countries (and on a temporary basis also in Croatia).
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.
Stef Jansen, who has systematically been unravelling the unexpected outcomes of repatriation schemes in Bosnia and Herzegovina for more than a decade, (28) has discovered other interesting facts hidden behind the statistics: that half of Bosniac repatriates were actually "majority repatriates," and that many Bosniac returnees (who would have become minority returnees had they indeed returned to their homes of origin after reclaiming property, as expected by the Dayton Peace Agreement) ended up relocating within Bosnia and Herzegovina in order to settle among their nationals.
When they are compared to minority Bosniac returnees in the Serb Republic, it appears that it might well be the Serbian secondary migrants who were in a more precarious socio-economic situation and encountered more hurdles in the process of integration in the Serb Republic than the minority Bosniac returnees.
49) It took Bosniac and Serbian refugees in Bosnia and Herzegovina several years, maybe even a decade, to achieve the same result.
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.
In Krnjeusa, a predominantly Serbian village destroyed during Bosniac and Croatian militia advances, for example, Canadian SFOR soldiers based at the nearby town of Coralici constructed a children's playground adjacent to the village school.
Thus neither a Serb returning to Sarajevo nor a Bosniac returning to Republika Srpska is eligible to run for the highest office in his or her own land.
The electoral campaign was marked by certain abuses of the law enforcement structures by tile three ruling parties, in Serb and Croat areas, Bosniacs who tried to campaign were prevented from doing so, opposition parties were harassed, sometimes violently, and their supporters openly intimidated by local authorities and by the cadres of the ruling parties.
125) The essential feature of these three bodies is that they contain an equal number of Bosniac (Muslim), Serbian, and Croatian members.
Everything is apportioned in thirds - one part Serbian, one part Bosniac,(8) and one part Croatian.
In the case of Srpska, this is its National Assembly; in the case of the Bosniac and Croat members, it is the members of the upper house of the Federation who are of that ethnic group.