it's bosnia

The signs as Balkan things

Aries: the people in the balkan youtube comment section

Taurus: Burek ,Sarma, baklava…………aLL THE GOOD FOOD YOUR GRANDMA MAKES

Gemini: tHE HATE

Cancer: Suffering

Leo: the teenagers that think that western capitalism is cool

Virgo: The people who stay and study in their homecountry in hopes that the corruption will end

Libra: Lives in a rich country but goes to their homeland every vacation, always brags about their money and expensive things they buy

Scorpio: That person who talks about politics and history but doesnt know anything about it

Sagittarius : The people who actually like their homeland

Capricorn : Those who are communists even 35 years after Titos death

Aquarius: the smart people who want to migrate to another country

Pisces: lives in the country side , no internet, no electronics. 

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The Siege of Sarajevo was the longest siege of a capital city in the history of modern warfare. The city, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, was besieged by the Army of Republika Srpska from 5 April 1992 to 29 February 1996 (1,425 days) during the Bosnian War. The siege lasted three times longer than the Battle of Stalingrad and more than a year longer than the Siege of Leningrad.

After Bosnia and Herzegovina had declared independence from Yugoslavia, the Bosnian Serbs—whose goal was to create a new Bosnian Serb state of Republika Srpska that would include parts of Bosnian territory—encircled Sarajevo with a siege force of 13,000 stationed in the surrounding hills. From there they assaulted the city with artillery, tanks and small arms. From 2 May 1992, the Serbs blockaded the city.

The second half of 1992 and the first half of 1993 were the height of the siege of Sarajevo. Serb forces outside the city continuously shelled the government defenders. Inside the city, the Serbs controlled most of the major military positions and the supply of arms. With snipers taking up positions in the city, certain particularly dangerous streets were known as “sniper alleys”.

Compared with the siege force, the Bosnian government forces (ARBiH) were very poorly armed. Bosnian black market criminals who joined the army at the outset of the war illegally smuggled arms into the city through Serb lines. The Sarajevo Tunnel, completed in mid-1993 to link Sarajevo with Bosnian-held territory on the other side of the Sarajevo Airport which was controlled by the United Nations, was a major asset in bypassing the international arms embargo. It helped supplies and weaponry reach the city’s defenders, and enabled some inhabitants to leave. The tunnel was said to have saved Sarajevo.

The Serbs were slowly driven back in Sarajevo and a ceasefire was reached in October 1995. On 14 December, the Dayton Agreement brought peace to the country and led to stabilization. The Bosnian government officially declared an end to the siege of Sarajevo on 29 February 1996, when Bosnian Serb forces left positions in and around the city. More than 70,000 Sarajevan Serbs subsequently left the Muslim-controlled districts of the city and moved to the Republika Srpska.

A total of 13,952 people were killed during the siege, including 5,434 civilians. The ARBiH suffered 6,137 fatalities, while Bosnian Serb military casualties numbered 2,241 soldiers killed. After the war, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) convicted two Serb officials for numerous counts of crimes against humanity committed during the siege.

history meme pt. 2 - [4/10 moments] - The Siege of Sarajevo 

Maybe I was not meant to be a part of one place.
Maybe my heart rests in between.
Who said I could be a part of one and not the other?
Who said letters on a paper define what I feel in my heart?
My dad is a refugee,
And to him moving is a painful procedure that wakes old memories up.
I think moving is the best thing on this planet.
The war killed my father’s wanderlust,
but it sparked mine.
There is no place made for me.
My home is on the road.
My dad’s home is safety.
The war did not ruin us all.
I am a product of it,
and I am not a mistake.
I am not an inconvenience.
I am the aftermath of an earthquake.
I am the end result.
I am the outcome of war.
I am what people fear the most.
Nobody fears the refugees.
They fear what comes from them.
I come from a refugee.
My heart isn’t whole.
I am inbetween.
Too East for the West, too West for the East.
Too big for the people, too small for the World.
—  // And I am proud.

(( The children. As kids they were extremely similar almost identical but they hated it lmao Bosnia was a pain in the a** for Croatia and she was not much better either. To the question why they were so different looking as kids is also different for both of them, with Croatia its because the most accepted theory for where Croats originated from is White/Red Croatia which are theorized to come from Russia then stayed in modern day Poland and finally came to where Croatia is now which means that long ago Croatia looked stereotypically Slavic and what is more Slavic than blonde hair and blue eyes. For Bosnia however its different since Bosnia is a descendant of Illirians so he was always there but he looks that way because of a stereotype for Bosnians which is that they are “white, blonde haired and blue eyed muslims” now I am not sure how that started but I believe that was Turkeys first impression of him when he saw him so yeah.

Also historically this is just around the time the Ottoman attacked so this is how they looked when Turkey first saw them))

@albanesa ahh i didn’t know that’s why you drive through it, but it does make sense! yeah and that’s what makes it even worse imo because a lot comes down to what your parents teach you at thome. 

Personal Response to the Hitler/Nazi Blogs

I cannot come back as the outspoken person I am without addressing this. Anyone who followed me before shouldn’t be surprised.

I know there are more than them, but this goes to @fuhrerisms, since they are the one who have personally crossed a line with me. I messaged them off-anon thinking that hey - sometimes people make jokes that are too far and you have to give them a chance to realize it’s inappropriate. I was really hoping for a mature conversation, maybe they’d understand. Unfortunately, all they did was respond in the most disgusting way I can imagine. If you’ve not seen it, my message and their response is here.

You know what? Yes. I am the descendant of Holocaust survivors. The regime belonging to the vile, evil man you call your “muse” like it’s a joke killed only 23 of the 26 of my ancestors sent to die in Sobibor, Auschwitz-Birkenau, and Bergen-Belsen, two death camps and a concentration camp respectively. They were all wrenched from their homes in the Netherlands in the fall of 1944 and most of them systematically murdered by the Nazi Camp System. This was never discussed in my family, I only recently had enough info pulled out of my grandmother to dig up their records at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum database.  And let me tell you, learning that about yourself, about your family, it changes your whole perspective on life. So yeah, my identity is rooted in the knowledge that my blood is that of people who died under Nazi Germany’s inhuman reign of terror.

But this whole thing? This isn’t even about me. This is about being a citizen of the world that opposes corrupt systems, that doesn’t allow Genocide and Mass Atrocity to be forgotten. You stated in your tags, alongside the most adorable smiley face, that it was “70 years ago.” And I have to wonder what at all that means to you? Yes, the Holocaust was 70 years ago. But Genocide continues today. The Cambodian Genocide of the 1970s, forcing people to work themselves to death in “Killing Fields,” lining people up and shooting them into ditches. The Rwandan Genocide of 1994 in which the majority Hutu went on a wild killing spree, violently murdering the Tutsis with mass ordered machetes. The Bosnian Genocide of 1994-1997 in which the Bosnian Serbs attempted to “cleanse” Bosnia of its Muslims and Croats by picking families off in the streets with sniper fire, kidnapping and raping children, forcing women into sex slavery, and blowing up hospitals, nursing homes, villages. The Sudanese Genocide that continued into 2008 and is beginning again in which Janjaweed militia are mass murdering Darfuri people by mass bombings, rape and kidnapping of women and children, and burning down entire villages. Genocide is not over. And we allow it to happen again, allow leaders to believe they can get away with it by ignoring the past and making light of Genocides that have happened before. Hitler himself referenced his ability to commit the Holocaust by saying, “Who, after all, remembers the destruction of the Armenians,” referencing the Armenian Genocide in Turkey during World War One and the fact that it was denied afterwards.

I am not going to sit here and tell you how six million people were killed in the Holocaust. I will tell you that you could easily see yourself, your friend, your sister, your father, being forced into a cattle car with hundreds of others for days on end, being forced to work hard labor 16 hours a day on only one bowl of soup, being lined up in front of a ditch and shot while holding their child, being injected with acids and forced to sit in ice baths for hours and operated on while awake, being loaded into a chamber and murdered by inhaling poison gas that burned their lungs and suffocated them slowly to death, where people clawed each other’s skin and the steel walls trying to escape. I have studied Genocide in depth for years, and the influences of human nature that allow it happen again and again. Genocide isn’t funny. We have a responsibility as humans to try to understand the horror and inhumanity, to feel that empathy, to understand that by belittling such things we allow them to continue.

I don’t know if any of this will mean anything at all to you, but I can’t keep myself from saying it. I urge anyone who thinks the trend of Nazi blogs is no big deal to please unfollow me now, and anyone who agrees with me to share this post. I understand it’s graphic and abhorrent, but it should be. I am the first to admit I enjoy off-color humor every now and then, but there is nothing funny about about the systematic and brutal destruction of human life. If anyone needs more stories, more convincing that this shouldn’t be a joke, I have about 4 inches worth of testimony from survivors in a binder upstairs, feel free to IM me. Take that from me as a member of the human family, not simply a descendant of a survivor. We all have a hand in preventing atrocity from continuing in our world.

what she says: im fine

what she means: what is it with the non-EK roundups? why did this info never make it to RC if airbenders and escapees were hanging around the entire country? why didn’t bolin or varrick mention this to raiko or korra when they made it back? why didn’t raiko use this info to push the FN and WTs into the war? surely they would be concerned if friends or allies were in these camps? if bryke is using this info to make kuvira a hitler-based dictator, why is the non-EK roundups mentioned only once in the entire season? and wouldn’t EK citizens notice if neighbors and friends were disappearing? are we to assume that kuvira brainwashed the entire country into accepting this? or that the EK citizens were against the FN and WTs influence after more than 70 years after the 100 year war? but didn’t iroh say that a big source of pride for the EK was the diversity of its people? isn’t that a huge part of the philosophy behind earthbending as well? the diversity of techniques and materials? and why has korra, who spent 6 months traveling in the EK, never once seen either these roundups or the reeducation camps? if they were such a big deal and kuvira was so evil for doing this, why didn’t korra confront kuvira about it a the battle of zaofu? or in the spirit world? why is a subject that brings to mind genocide and ethnic cleansing used in such an offhand way to make a character more evil when we have seen them take over a city by force and nearly kill the avatar? what is the point of referencing human atrocities like this if they are never mentioned or explained again?

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Serbia and Bosnia Floods: HOW TO DONATE AND INFO

Many of you have probably heard of the biggest floods in Serbia and Bosnia for the past 120 years, and dare i say - one of the biggest natural disasters in Europe. I made this page in order to raise more awareness of these terrible events. People in Serbia and Bosnia are in desperate need for HELP. Please reblog this and/or donate if you can, even the smallest ammount of money can mean a lot for the victims.

I will update this page with more info on daily basis.

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Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina have been hit by some of the worst flooding in each country’s history, killing at least two people and pushing hundreds from their homes.

States of emergency have been declared in parts of Bosnia and Serbia after the heaviest rain and worst floods since records began 120 years ago.

Army helicopters have been sent to evacuate thousands of stranded residents but reports say bad weather is hampering the rescue efforts.