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Ogulin municipality in the Croatian war of independence


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Vuković, Ivan. (2015). Ogulin municipality in the Croatian war of independence. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of History. [mentor Šute, Ivica].

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During the Croatian War of Independence, approximately 32% of the Ogulin municipality was occupied. Plaški was the centre of the Serbian rebellion in this part of Croatia and the largest settlement in the occupied territory. Croats were expelled from the occupied area, while the unoccupied territory was directly threatened by war and subjected to shelling, including town of Ogulin. Saborsko was the village most affected by the war in the former Ogulin municipality. It was the only occupied settlement with Croatian majority in the same area. When the Yugoslav People’s Army and Serb forces occupied Saborsko, the occupied territories of the Ogulin municipality were merged with the rest of the so-called SAO Krajina. On the day of the occupation of Saborsko, on 12 November 1991, and after that, 40 villagers were killed, out of which 25 were civilians, and the village was completely destroyed. An effective defense of the Ogulin and the surrounding area prevented the rebel Serbs forces in merging the occupied territory and the villages of the Serbian majority located in Gorski Kotar. Most Serbs fled shortly before Operation Storm. The said military operation reinstated the constitutional and legal order of the Republic of Croatia in the occupied territory.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Subjects: History
Departments: Department of History
Supervisor: Šute, Ivica
Date Deposited: 04 May 2018 09:38
Last Modified: 04 May 2018 09:38

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