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
The first country to be "Juden frei" (In August 1942, Dr. Harald Turner) by collaborating with Nazis (Mihail Stanisic, The collaboration of Draza Mihailovic's Chetniks with the enemy forces of occupation, 1976)
Serbia didn't want to pass the 6month direction of Yougoslavia once Tito died. Serbian traitors started war in Croatia because they did want to rule them. Same Serbian killed 15 000 people in ONE night in Srebrenica a Bosnian town and invaded Bosnia until they stole part of their land And finally, deported thousands of albanians and killed 15 000 of them in 1999.
Oh yes, UN, precised that Serbia is representing 85% of war criminals accused people, that is why especially was created the TPIY for all those fukerz.
Chetniks are representing Serbia. The best smugglers, killers rapers in the world, though they are supported by orthodox church.
Serbia is a democratic country that loves his ultra nationalist and vote for extremist. Serbia is a coward country supported by their Russians brother
did they ever said sorry for killing?
Stop finding excuses. Facts are facts. U killed hundreds, and u all pay soon.
Dragan from serbia says: Im from Serbia, so all neighbourhood is my bitch
Bosnian, Slovenian, Croatian and Albanian says: go fuckurself with ur gay greek brothers. U'll never get what is ours
So dragan decided to kill Bosnian in 1992 and rape an albanian child of 14years old in 1999 to prove he is a man
But now dragan is sucking Russia's cock because no one likes them and can prevent them from the ultimate judgment
by Dardan December 20, 2007
A pathetic shithole on the balkans which thinks that it has a more glorious history that any other balkan nation.

They were only a power under Stephan Dushan but
Bulgaria has dominated the balkans 4 times and 2 times has been a major power in Europe in the middle ages.
By the time the bulgarians had a big and glorious country,developed literacy and made the cyrilic alphabet(which Serbia also uses!) the serbians were a stinky horde.

Not to mention that serbian lands were 3 times under the rule of the bulgarians in the middle ages.
Their second pride is that they won the second balkan war.That's all.
Idiot:Serbia has the most glorious history!
Bulgarian:read some history you idiot.And then go fight terrorists while bulgaria goes to the european union.
by Nemski October 29, 2006
A country in the balkan. Part of the former yoguslavia. Mostly known as warmaking country over territory pretending among other countries, by wars in the last decate. The only main activity of this country is killing and masacre making among innocent people. It's main goal is finding small countries to fight with. Theirs former president is in the hague trial with his high-ranking military chiefs. This country has a critical political stability with their prime minister murdered among some mounths ago. The people of this country are known as brutal and racism is a natural feeling. Not much to say else, this country is known whole over the world for its news full of violence.
News: war in balkan, as always Serbia in the conflict ...
by goldboy April 29, 2005
Serbia is the armpit of the world
Oh yeah, they also lost every war they ever fought
Serbia = shit as the suck
by kone March 02, 2005
the best country ever
the best and the most beautiful country in the whole entire world and richest. with most gorgeous guys and the most nicest people ever. i am from there! So to u albanians and croats fuck ur moms and your dads. albania and Croatia we will kick ur ass big time. we dont like u go join the world of people with no religion and no beleifs. you are not worth anything, not even one penny. albania is the worst country in the world with the most stinky people that live like pigs.
by serbiandiva December 31, 2003
Very dumb country where its citizens mostly don't like non-Orthodox and non-Serbs, and where definitely Muslims are disliked. Belgrade, Serbian capital, was the only city during the WW II where 4 (no mistake: four) concentration camps existed. Besides, during that times Belgrade was one of "Juden frei" cities (city where no Jew left).

Serbs had significant part in collaboration with Axis forces: they had Milan Nedic, who was a kind of domestic "gauleiter" of Serbia, appointed by Nazi Germans.
Milan Nedic said: "No Jews can live in Serbia, part of New Europe"
by Srboljub August 30, 2008
i wouldnt call them rumors. i call them facts.
"serbia a country like no other"?

more like "a hole like no other"
by sxycro September 08, 2004

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