A Scattering of Seeds: The Creation of Canada
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Serbians are the only ethnic group in Yugoslavia.

False. The present crisis in Kosovo and the 1990 war in Yugoslavia are the most recent episodes in a long history of ethnic and religious wars in the Balkans. In 1918, the southern Slavanian states of Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Slovenia, Albania and Macedonia became a single kingdom, which in 1929 became the nation of Yugoslavia. Serbia was the largest and most dominant of the six republics of Yugoslavia, making up 42% of the Yugoslavian population. But Yugoslavia as a whole was a nation of many diverse languages, cultures and religions--a diversity that has harboured a history of divisiveness among the various ethnic groups. Even before the time of the Yugoslavian nation state, with is complex ethnic mix, the southern Slavainians have endured centuries of internal and external upheavals. As a result, souther Slavs began to migrate overseas in search of better lives as early as the first half of the 19th century.

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