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While the battle in Bosnia-Herzegovina broke out a baffled global sought causes from quite a number specialists who provided numerous purposes for the clash. the writer of this examine takes Bosnian affairs heavily and in so doing makes it a lot more uncomplicated to understand why the warfare happened.

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Land reform and the colonization of deserted farms in plains formerly populated by Germans, or by wealthy landowners who had withdrawn with the Nazis or had been expelled in post-war years, was very popular among poor peasants. 3 At the same time, colonized land was given within Bosnia-Herzegovina as well while companies were nationalized as a first step towards industrialization and urbanization. The reason for 28 BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA: THE END OF A LEGACY nationalization was ideological, of course, as communists did everything to change the society and put it in line with their own political doctrine.

The republics started to differ more significantly from each other. There was still, however, a unifying factor in the person of President Tito. Despite his presence, some new problems started to appear in Yugoslavia. Ivo Lederer found a clear pattern …which in the mid-1960s reached disquieting proportions. The process of decentralization in agriculture and industry, and altogether the general trend of political and cultural liberalization, appear to have created special problems among the nationalities.

The reform that would have led to a proper market economy could not work under the political system’s lack of competition. In a state where politics dictated the market, this was impossible. Politics would lose its grip on the system and the only permissible political force, the communists, would have endangered their own positions in society. Furthermore, the first generation of communist leaders was no longer young, energetic and courageous. As they grew older, they were increasingly ready to compromise and abandon potentially dangerous reforms.

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