Intro: Documentaries about Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia was a socialist country that was made up of six nations: Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Montenegro. It dissolved in the early 1990s after years of ethnic tension following the death of Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito. The country of Yugoslavia was established on April 27th, 1918 and it would last for nearly 70 years before war broke out within its borders. Yugoslavia is largely regarded as the birthplace of what we know today as hip hop music.
This is a list documentaries that reveal how a socialist state and federation was turned into a chaotic cluster with 6 different countries all vying for power.
1. The History of Yugoslavia - Documentaries about Yugoslavia
The history of Yugoslavia is long and complicated, but worth exploring. What was once a unified kingdom became fragmented in the early 20th century. The state of Yugoslavia was formed during the Second World War, but fell apart after a series of civil wars in the 1990s. Here are some things you should know about this fascinating country and its complicated history.
2. The Death of Yugoslavia (1/6) - Documentaries about Yugoslavia War
Yugoslavia disintegrated in a hail of violence after Communism collapsed in the early 1990s. As the new century dawned, it was clear that the West wanted nothing to do with the Balkans.
In this first episode, we witness the beginnings of nationalism in Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina as they declare their independence.
You can find the next episodes on Youtube.
3. The Brutal History Of The Balkans - Yugoslavia War Documentary
History has shown that the Balkan States are a threat to peace in Europe. This was first made evident with the Sarajevo shooting at World War I, and then with additional violence and war throughout WWII. There could be no greater example of this than "ethnic cleansing" or aggression done during Kosovo's civil war.
4. Borislav Herak: Confessions of a Serbian Monster - Yugoslavia Documentary
Borislav Herak, ex-convict, talks about his childhood in a small town in Serbia. He talks about money, family, friends, school and most importantly his crimes. He speaks about his prison term and how he managed to escape from the prison. In this interview he gives a full confession of all the crimes he committed in different countries.
Conclusions: Documentaries about Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia is a country that doesn’t exist anymore. But it did exist and it was an interesting place. Yugoslavia was a Communist state with six republics that were each different and unique: Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, and Macedonia.
It also had a rich cultural heritage with a diverse mix of religions, languages, and ethnicities. Yugoslavia was a place where you could find people living in a small cottage in the countryside and also find skyscrapers in the big cities. It was a place of stark contrasts.
Images credits: Unsplash.com