a country located in South East Europe that was once big and powerful.
Serbia dates back to the first half of the 9th century. The Kingdom of Serbia was established in the 11th century, Stefan Nemanja, the founder of the Nemanjic dynasty, rose to power in 1170 and started renewing the Serbian state in the Raska(south-west Serbia) region. In the 13th century it eventually expanded in land, the Serbian Empire. Medieval Serbia enjoyed a high political, economic and cultural reputation in Medieval Europe, reached its apex in mid-14th century, during the rule of Tzar Stefan Dusan. Tzar Stefan Dusan doubled the size of his kingdom seizing territories to the south, southeast and east. For at least half a mellenium, the serbs occupied lands extending from the Danube, Sava, and Morava rivers to the Adriatic Sea and the Šar Mountains. The Serbian emipre reached it's peak up to the end of the 14th century until the battle of kosovo where the serbian army was defeated my the turkish muslim army in 1389(Kosovo holds a symbolic place in Serbian History and is regarded as the heart of Serbia which is why the Serbian goverment will not allow is to become an interpentded state to the Albanians). Serbian resistance to Ottoman domination, latent for many decades surfaced at the beginning of 19th century with the First and Second Serbian Uprising in 1804 and 1815. Resulting from the uprisings and subsequent wars against the Ottoman Empire, the independent Principality of Serbia was formed and granted international recognition in 1878. The Balkan wars 1912 - 1913, terminated the Turkish domination in the Balkans(Austria in particular was shocked, five centuries of Turkish rule suddenly ended and Serbia had come out to be the most powerful balken nation). Turkey was pushed back across the channel, and national Balkan states were created in the territories it withdrew from. The assassination of Austrian Crown Prince Franc Ferdinand in Sarajevo in 1914, served as a pretext for the Austrian attack on Serbia that marked the beginning of World War I. The Serbian Army bravely defended its country and won several major victories. Serbia was finally overpowered by joint forces of Germany, Austria-Hungary and Bulgaria. The Serbian Army returned to combat on the Thessalonike front together with other Entante forces comprising France, England, Russia, Italy and the United States. In world War I Serbia had 1 264 000 casualties - 28% of its population (4 529 000) which also represented 58% of its male population - a loss it never fully recuperated from. This enormous sacrifice was the contribution Serbia gave to the Allied victory and the remodeling of Europe and of the World after World War I. With the end of World War I and the downfall of Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire the conditions were met for proclaiming the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenians in December of 1918. The new state was to be dominated by the Serbs. Peter Karadjordjevic, who had been King of Serbia since 1903, became Knig of a new state. Belgrade now became the new national capital. Top positions in the army and civil service were filled by Serbs. Croatia , in particular, resented this Serbian dominance. After the war, idealist intellectuals gave way to politicians and the most influential Croatian politicians opposed the new state right from the start. To prevent any further weakening of the country, King Aleksandar I banned national political parties in 1929, assumed executive power and renamed the country Yugoslavia. During King Aleksandar I official visit to France in 1934, the king was assassinated in Marseilles by a member of VMRO - an extreme nationalist organization in Bulgaria that had plans to annex territories along the eastern and southern Yugoslav border - with the cooperation of the Ustashi - a Croatian fascist separatist organization.
At the beginning of the 1940's, Yugoslavia found itself surrounded by hostile countries. Except for Greece, all other neighboring countries had signed agreements with either Germany or Italy. Hitler was strongly pressuring Yugoslavia to join the Axis powers. Following the Nazi example, the Independent State of Croatia established extermination camps and perpetrated an atrocious genocide killing over 750 000 Serbs. This holocaust set the historical and political backdrop for the civil war that broke out fifty years later in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina and that accompanied the break-up of Yugoslavia in 1991-1995. The ruthless attitude of the German occupation forces and the genocidal policy of the Croatian Ustasha regime generated a strong Serbian Resistance. There were two main resistance groups - the Chetniks and the partisans. The Chetniks were Serbian and dedicated to the restoration of the Serbian goverment. The partisans were organised by the Communist leader Josip Broz Tito. The Serbs stood up against the Croatian genocidal government and the Nazi disintegration of Yugoslavia. Many joined the Partisan forces (National Liberation Army headed by Josib Broz Tito) in the liberation war and thus helped the Allied victory. By the end of 1944, with the help of the Red Army the Partisans liberated Serbia and by May 1945 the remaining Yugoslav territories, meeting up with the Allied forces in Hungary, Austria and Italy. Serbia and Yugoslavia were among the countries that had the greatest losses in the war: 1 700 000 (10.8% of the population) people were killed and national damages were estimated at 9.1 billion dollars according to the prices of that period. After the second world war, Stalin wanted Yugoslavia to remian dependent on the USSR. Tito objected in 1948 and was expelled from the Communist Bloc. During the 1970s there was increasing economic difficulties in Yugoslavia. Unrest started to rise and Tito agreed in 1974 to a drastic reform of the constitution. The power of the central goverment in Belgrade was drastically cut back and more power given to the six republican goverments - Serbia, Croatia, Slovania, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Macedonia and Montenegro. The Albanians of Kosovo demanded that their region be made a full republic; the constitution of 1974 only served to widen the divisions within the country. In 1980 Tito died. After his death the country began to fall apart.
Between 1991 and 1992, Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina forcibly seceded from Yugoslavia, whilst Macedonia did so peacefully. The civil war in Yugoslavia costed over 200 000 lives. Serbia and Montenegro opted to stay on in the federation and at the combined session of the parliaments of Yugoslavia, Serbia and Montenegro held on April 27 1992 in Belgrade, the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was passed thus reaffirming the continuity of the state first founded on December 1st 1918.
by CrnaStrela August 10, 2005
serbia - gods favourite place!
no beauty exists like serbia. drunk people. very religious people. serbia is more like a big family. lovely men and women live in this counrty. unfortunatly the united states can never pick a good president, so they took bob clinton. he destroyed us emotionally and physically. united states, albania, croatia have a passion of harted against serbs. god knows why. Basically serbia is a lovable country that may have had minor problems, but we have managed to stay together. we are the best in the balkans along with all the orthodox people. i love you guys.
by zestoki cetnik December 30, 2003
A nation in the Balkan region of Europe known. It's inhabitants are known to have the smallest penises of any ethnic group ever which is probably why they feel the need to control all the countries around them. When not buying penis enlargement pills of the internet they can be seen massacring Bosniaks, Croats, Kosovars, Albanians, Macedonians, Slovenes, and probably a few kittens as well.
Don't talk to Darko the Serb, he will kill you in the name of a Greater Serbia.
by Slobodan(I HRT COCK) Milosevic March 19, 2010
A country of homosexual anal fisting shepards. This country is with out a doubt the asshole of the world.
Drago the serbian shepard: Buttsex is best!
Sheep: oh mahhhhhhhhhhhhh!
by DarkoTheAnalizer October 19, 2011
the country that is the bitch of Russia
Tod:hey bill did you hear Kosovo(used to be province in Serbia) declared independence
Bill:yea Tod yea but im sure Russia will bail them out
by DM012 April 22, 2008
One of the worlds racially superior countries belonging to the Slavic race. Along with Western Russians, Serbians are almost 100% Slavic and are therefore the most beautiful, intelligent and strong people.
All those other "slavs" think they are superior to but most of them are not pure like Serbs and Western Russians

serbia rules
by slavia34 February 18, 2008
Serbs:
1- Have a rich culture, knowledge of literature, sports and the arts.
2- HAVE WAY TOO MANY GYPSIES IN THEIR COUNTRY.. these peeps are not registered residents so they can't get a job and all they do is dig through trash and force you to get your windows washed while trying to steal your wallet.
3- Are the cleanest people ever. So hygenically perfect it's almost unhuman.
4- Have the oldest cars man has ever known. Since it's Europe's dumpster, they get all they 1947 skala's and skoda's
5- are exposed to more pollution than elizabeth, nj, mexico city and los angeles combined. try breathing in belgrade. it's pretty damn tough.
6- are amazingly un-racist considering pretty much every nation has tried to slaughter em.
7- LIKE SAUSAGE WAY TOO MUCH and can't deal with proper nutrition
8-Don't know english unless they're young
9- Mostly Orthodox Christians.
Woman: Hi I'd like some serbian low fat cheese
Deli Counterperson: LO-FAHT, HERE, THIS CHEESE 25% FAT FOR DIET
Woman: Now not only do I have build up in my arteries due to the terrible pollution in serbia, but the 98% fat sausage and extremely fatty cheese will probably kill me before Nato or Croatia tries to again. HOORAY!
Deli Counterperson: I GO LISTEN TO FOOTBALL GAME IN RADIO IN MY 1963 SKALA
Woman: HVALA!
by llamaramadingdong April 10, 2007

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