Europe today needs the understanding of history. As Eastern communist Europe imploded in 1989, so did Yugoslavia.
Yugoslavia, thought by many to have been stabilised under Marshal Tito was nevertheless caught up in the general tsunami of political change. The subsequent Yugoslav Civil War proved to be an arena for massive crimes against humanity. The end result was the fragmentation of Yugoslavia into a number of separate political entities. We shall explore this story from the gradual disintegration of the country up to the present day.
William Tyler MBE is freelance educator, lecturing, public speaking, writing and consultancy with a main focus on History. He was the Principal of The City Lit, Britain’s largest college of adult education. He was his awarded his MBE for services to education.
22nd April: Yugoslavia: A country designed to fail?
29th April: Tito and Yugoslavia
6th May: Yugoslavia becomes more volatile
13th May: Communist Eastern Europe implodes
20th May: Communist Yugoslavia dissolved
27th May: Open warfare comes to The Balkans
No class on 3rd June (Half Term)
10th June: Civil War bitter and deadly
17th June: The horrors of war and ethnic cleansing continue
24th June: Role of UN and EU – Effective?
1st July: Justice: Milosevic and Karadzic on trial
8th July: Further violence and division
15th July: Present and Future of the region