How did Genocide in Bosnia Unfold?

1945-1991
Bosnia is part of Socialist Yugoslavia.
1945-1991
1st March 1992
Croatian nationalists ally with Muslim nationalists and outvote Serbia for independence from Yugoslavia.
1st March 1992
6th April 1992
EU recognises Bosnia's independence. War breaks out between Serbs and Croats and Muslims. Serbs occupy 70% of the country, by killing and persecuting the Croats and Muslims. Thousands of Muslims are sent to concentration camps and death camps. At least 100,000 are killed and 1,000,000 displaced.
6th April 1992
May 1992
UN imposes sanctions on Serbia for backing rebels.
May 1992
April 1993
"Safe areas" set up in Bosnia which should be under UN protection, however they are provided with little aid.
April 1993
March 18 1994
Bosnia and Croats form the federation Bosnia and Herzegovina.
March 18 1994
May 24th 1994
Serbs begin to attack Muslim "safe zones."
May 24th 1994
July 11th 1995
Serbs begin to invade UN "safe areas" slaughtering thousands of unarmed Muslims. Srebenicia falls
July 11th 1995
July 12th 1995
NATO forces fail to show up and protect Bosnian civilians to spite calls for help. Serbs slaughter over 8,000 Muslim Bosnians over the course of a week.
July 12th 1995
December 1995
Dayton Accord is signed, ending the war.
December 1995
TODAY
Thousands are missing, without a dignified burial. Bosnian Muslims wonder year-to-year of the whereabouts of their loved ones. Tension still exists in Bosnia as Serb leaders deny the Genocide, to spite international recognition and sentencing of war criminal leaders. Manu Muslims in Bosnia struggle to recover from this recent war and live in poverty.
TODAY