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Genesis of Kosovo Crisis
Astronomical population growth!"
This is how a handbook published by the American
Department of the Army describes the natality of Kosovo Albanians. The
book interested in cohesion and cleavage of the Yugoslav Federation adds
that this population growth feeds "one of the largest potentionally
irredentist communities in the world." Despite the effort of the Federation
to deal with the economic problem - the result of the population explosion
- "some extremists voiced secessionist sentiment calling for a 'Greater
Albania.' - says the book.
Kosovo Albanian population
quadrupled since 1948. There is ample evidence
of this astonishing population growth - the highest in Europe and one of
the highest in the world.
extreme natality be awarded by secession?
...And what would such dangerous precedent mean
to many other ethnically mixed countries?
Yugoslav Communists tried to solve the problem
Giving full autonomy to Kosovo Albanians did not
work. Pouring billions of dollars into the region - did not work. Kosovo
Albanians abused the authonomy to expel non-Albanians and work toward secession.
And no amount of money seemed to be able to cover for the astronomical
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Last revised: July 01, 1998