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World War 2 Into the Balkans By Ronald Ledwell
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Into the Balkans: On the eve of Hitler's invasion of Russia, Mussolini, the Italian Dictator, decided to invade Albania, fearful that the Germans were conquering all of Europe and that there would... More > nothing left for him to conquer. So, he launched his "eight million bayonets" across the Adriatic into Albania, with an eye towards claiming all of the Balkans for Italy. The small Albanian army fought his forces to a standstill, eventually bringing the Greeks into the war against him. Hitler, furious at him, came to his rescue by subduing all of the Balkans, but this operation caused the Germans to delay the invasion of Russia and and forced them to station garrison troops in the conquered areas. A decision that would come back to haunt the Germans on the frozen stepps of Russia.< Less
Balkanized at Sunrise By Joe Tripician
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The Time: the immediate aftermath of the bloody Balkan wars of the 90s. The Man: a penniless science-fiction author. The Job: write the official biography of Croatia's President, Franjo Tudjman. ... More > In an effort to keep Tudjman out of the War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague, the Croatian government hired Joe Tripician, author of "The Official Alien Abductee's Handbook", to pen a state-sanctioned biography for US consumption. The biography, far from a whitewashed piece of propaganda, became a darkly comic and sadly tragic tale of deception, danger, death and desire, where guilt abounds, but responsibility remains elusive. "Balkanized at Sunrise" is the true story of how Joe navigated between toadying government aides, lying politicians, harassed dissident journalists, and Croatian and Bosnian women looking for a quick visa. It's a fascinating memoir of political, moral, and sexual proportions.< Less
Italy and the Balkans By Victor Canning
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A dozen short stories set in Italy and Yugoslavia by the thriller writer Victor Canning. The stories have not appeared in book form before.
War In The Balkans, 1991-2002 By R. Craig Nation, Strategic Studies Institute
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Armed conflict on the territory of the former Yugoslavia between 1991 and 2001 claimed over 200,000 lives, gave rise to atrocities unseen in Europe since the Second World War, and left behind a... More > terrible legacy of physical ruin and psychological devastation. Unfolding against the background of the end of cold war bipolarity, the new Balkan wars sounded a discordant counterpoint to efforts to construct a more harmonious European order, were a major embarrassment for the international institutions deemed responsible for conflict management, and became a preoccupation for the powers concerned with restoring regional stability. After more than a decade of intermittent hostilities the conflict has been contained, but only as a result of significant external interventions and the establishment of a series of de facto international protectorates, patrolled by UN, NATO, and EU sponsored peacekeepers with open-ended mandates.< Less
Germany's Conquest of the Balkans By Gerald Flurry, Philadelphia Church of God
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What has happened in former Yugoslavia over the past several years reaches far beyond the boundaries of that region. It is so shocking that the nations of this world would be paralyzed with fear if... More > they truly understood! Shamefully, America is its chief architect. In this booklet: • The First Military Victim of World War III • How German Fascism Conquered Kosovo • German-led EU Conquers Former Yugoslavia< Less
Between the Bronx and the Balkans By Fron Nahzi
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An ethnic Albanian from the Bronx returns to the turbulent Balkan region in the 1990s. The journey is told through a series of short, reflective and often satirical stories that juxtapose childhood... More > memories with the reality of the return. Just as much an immigrant in his homeland as he was in the Bronx, the stories capture the ups and downs of an expatriate trying to survive in the Balkans during the fall of communism in Albania and the wars in former-Yugoslavia.< Less
Italy and the Balkans: Short Stories and a Novella By Victor Canning
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Eleven short stories and a novella, set in the countries where Victor Canning served during World War II. Seven stories and a novella are set in Italy, and three in Yugoslavia.
Between the Bronx and the Balkans: A Collection of Short Stories By Fron Nahzi
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An ethnic Albanian from the Bronx returns to the turbulent Balkan region in the 1990s. The journey is told through a series of short, reflective and often satirical stories that juxtapose childhood... More > memories with the reality of the return. Just as much an immigrant in his homeland as he was in the Bronx, the stories capture the ups and downs of an expatriate trying to survive in the Balkans during the fall of communism in Albania and the wars in former Yugoslavia.< Less
Return of The Balkans: Challenges to European Integration and U.S. Disengagement (Enlarged Edition) By Janusz Bugajski, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College
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For the first time in its modern history the entire Balkan Peninsula has the opportunity to co-exist under one security and developmental umbrella combining NATO and the European Union (EU).... More > Unfortunately, European and American leaders have been unable to complete such a unique historic vision, while the progress of several Western Balkan countries continues to be undermined by a plethora of political, social, economic, ethnic, and national disputes. This monograph focuses on the escalating security challenges facing the Western Balkans, assesses the shortcomings and deficiencies of current international engagement, considers future prospects for U.S. military involvement, and offers recommendations for curtailing conflict and promoting the region’s international institutional integration. In particular, to prevent the future deployment of U.S. forces, more comprehensive strategic intelligence gathering is needed, together with the identification of local...< Less
Empire and War By Sam Vaknin
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The antecedents and aftermath of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and the role of the United States in international affairs.