Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Bosnian language
Bosnian is a South Slavic language, spoken by Bosniaks. As a standardized form of the Shtokavian dialect, it is one of the three official languages of Bosnia and Herzegovina....

, Serbian
Serbian language
Serbian is a form of Serbo-Croatian, a South Slavic language, spoken by Serbs in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia and neighbouring countries....

, and Croatian
Croatian language
Croatian is the collective name for the standard language and dialects spoken by Croats, principally in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Serbian province of Vojvodina and other neighbouring countries...

: Bosna i Hercegovina or Босна и Херцеговина), sometimes called Bosnia-Herzegovina or simply Bosnia, is a country in Southern Europe, on the Balkan Peninsula
The Balkans is a geopolitical and cultural region of southeastern Europe...


1389    Battle of Kosovo: The Ottoman Empire defeats Serbs and Bosnians.

1909    Serbia accepts Austrian control over Bosnia and Herzegovina.

1943    World War II: Statehood of Bosnia and Herzegovina is re-established at the State Anti-Fascist Council for the People's Liberation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

1943    The second session of AVNOJ, the Anti-fascist council of national liberation of Yugoslavia, is held in Jajce, Bosnia and Herzegovina, determining the post-war ordering of the country.

1946    Yugoslavia's new constitution, modeling the Soviet Union, establishes six constituent republics (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia).

1992    Bosnia and Herzegovina declares its independence from Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

1992    The nation of Bosnia is established.

1992    Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia join the United Nations.

1993    Stari most, the "old bridge" in Bosnian Mostar built in 1566, collapses after several days of bombing.

1994    Bosnia's Bosniaks and Croats sign an agreement to form a federation in a loose economic union with Croatia.