American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A republic of southeast Europe on the northern Balkan peninsula. Serbs settled the region in the 6th century and formed an independent kingdom in the 13th century. Dominated by the Ottoman Empire after 1389, Serbia did not regain its independence until 1878. The new kingdom of Serbia expanded its territory during the Balkan wars (1912-1913). After the assassination (1914) of Archduke Franz Ferdinand by a Serbian nationalist, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, sparking World War I. In 1918 Serbia became a major constituent of the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes, which was later (1929) renamed Yugoslavia. After the disintegration of Yugoslavia in the 1990s, Serbia remained united to Montenegro until 2006, when the two became separate republics. Population: 8,300,000.
- n. a historical region in central and northern Yugoslavia; Serbs settled the region in the 6th and 7th centuries
“SERBIA: Airspace over Serbia and Montenegro closed from 1600 GMT Saturday until further notice.”
“SERBIA: Airspace over Serbia and Montenegro will be closed from 1600 GMT Saturday until further notice.”
“Dorit Nisom, chief of the World Health Organization in Serbia, said that she had been very proud of Serbia because of good attitudes toward Gypsies in the past, but she added that tearing down Gypsies 'houses had a negative effect on the image of the country that presided over the Decade of Gypsies and is organizing the University Games.”
“Will Serbian drug addicts be finally thankful to Biden for all that he did for him as well as in Serbia and Kosovo and Afghanistan?”
“According to the Mondo, on Sunday, April 5, representatives of UNHCR in Serbia handed mattresses and blankets to Gypsies from New Belgrade.”
“Having in mind that Serbia is signatory to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, which guarantees the right of housing, including the right for alternative housing in the case of forced resettlement, all 47 families have to be provided with housing without delay.”
“If you will recall, Bill Clinton waged a war in Serbia and neither sought nor received UN approval.”
“In addition, Husseini helped round up Jews in Serbia/Bosnia, leading tens of thousands to slaughter, thusly playing a significant role in the Holocaust.”
“Such was the case in Serbia during the nonviolent uprising against Slobodan Milosevic, otherwise known as the "Butcher of the Balkans.”
“Gordana says that she should go to Bryant Park because she grew up dyeing onion cloth in Serbia and she's never had resources but if she did, she might makes something great.”
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