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The Nameless Ones by John Connolly ePub PDF free download – For those who may be too young to remember, or who have chosen to forget, a series of conflicts took place in the Balkans between 1991 and 1999 following the disintegration of the former Yugoslavia. That communist state was an uneasy federation of six republics, comprising Serbs, Croats, Bosnian Muslims (known as Bosniaks), Slovenes, Albanians, and other smaller ethnic groupings, all held together by the will of Yugoslavia’s ruler, Josip Broz Tito. Following Tito’s death in 1980, the old tensions – some of them dating back to World War II, when the Catholic Croatian Ustasha had sided with the Nazis – began to manifest themselves once again, exacerbated by the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of communism. Croatia and Slovenia declared independence in 1991, and immediately found themselves under attack by the Yugoslav People’s Army (JNA) – which was dominated by Serbs – and Serbian paramilitary groups, leading to the death and displacement of thousands before a cease-fire was brokered by the United Nations in 1992.