Did you know Germany recently destroyed a nation and conquered a region? It did it without a massive war, and it did it in your lifetime! Order our free booklet Germany Conquers the Balkans by visiting thetrumpet.com/go/Balkans and learn of Germany’s first victims since World War II.Let's go over that line by line.
Did you know Germany recently destroyed a nation and conquered a region?If one does not know what this is talking about he or she might think this is talking about East Germany. Of course this is about Yugoslavia, or actually what PCG's leaders say happened in Yugoslavia.
It did it without a massive war,I somehow doubt the peoples who lived in the former Yugolsavia would speak of those wars in that way. It was "massive" enough for them.
and it did it in your lifetime!How do you know? I might be very young.
Order our free booklet Germany Conquers the Balkans by visiting thetrumpet.com/go/Balkans and learn of Germany’s first victims since World War II.I have read that booklet. (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) That booklet is quite misleading. It is based on the incorrect assertion that Germany's recognition of Slovenia and Croatia as independent states in December 1991 was the cause of the Yugoslav Wars. In actual fact the wars were well under way by December 1991.
Slovenia had already had a referendum in which they voted to secede from Yugoslavia (December 23, 1990), fought their war of independence (June 27-July 7, 1991), and compelled Yugoslavia to remove all federal Yugoslav troops by October 1991. Slovenia was already independent in fact by December 1991. All that happened before Germany recognized Slovenia in December 1991.
Croatia had their own referendum in which they voted to secede from Yugoslavia (May 19, 1991), declared independence (June 25, 1991), was recognized as an independent state by Lithuania (July 30, 1991), upon European encouragement had a three month moratorium on declaring independence after which severing all ties with Yugoslavia (October 8, 1991) and fought the cataclysmic Battle of Vukovar to defend their country from attack by Belgrade which killed about 3000 people (August 25-November 18, 1991). All that happened before Germany recognized Croatia in December 1991.
Also left unmentioned is the movement called the Anti-Bureaucratic Revolution (1986-9) in which many Serbs came to embrace nationalism. This movement did so much to sow discord between the nationalities of the former Yugoslavia and was very important in setting the stage for the Yugoslav Wars. This was a major reason why so many chose to leave Yugoslavia despite the great risk involved. All that happened before Germany recognized Croatia in December 1991.
One would not know the situation was like this reading Flurry's booklet.
PCG has long taken a (superficially) pro-Belgrade stance in regards to the Yugoslav Wars. One article written by Richard Palmer in 2011 even dared to belittle the Srebrenica massacre as just "a crime of passion". This stance regarding the Yugoslav Wars may be summed up in these words by Stephen Flurry.
As pointed out in “The Unseen Danger in Kosovo” (page 6), Germany stood against the whole world in 1991 by recognizing Croatia. That, not Slobodan Milosevic, is the reason civil war has erupted in Yugoslavia. That point cannot be overemphasized. (Stephen Flurry, NATO: Why Bomb Serbia?, The Philadelphia Trumpet, May 1999.)PCG's superficially pro-Belgrade stance regarding the Yugoslav Wars is just a way PCG's leaders continue to demonize Germany by falsely blaming them for the disintegration of Yugoslavia. It is merely a tool to keep PCG members in fear of this fanciful German threat. But as may be seen above the causes of the Yugoslav Wars are much more complicated then this booklet would lead you to believe.