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Kosovo

/Serbian ˈkɔsɔvɔ; ˈkɒsəvəʊ/
noun
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an autonomous province of Serbia, in the SW: chiefly Albanian in population since the 13th century; Serb suppression of separatists escalated to a policy of ethnic cleansing in 1998, provoking NATO airstrikes against Serbia in 1999 and takeover by UN administration; unilaterally declared independence in 2008. Mainly a plateau. Capital: Priština. Pop: 1 847 708 (2013 est). Area: 10 887 sq km (4203 sq miles) Full Serbian name Kosovo-Metohija (Serbian) (ˈkɔsɔvɔmɛˌtɔhija)
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  • If not – all the parties are steeling themselves for a second kosovo war, much more inevitable than the first one.

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  • Or the Americans who plan to dominate (which obviously puts kosovo in context).

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  • During all this period, Serbs – especially battle hardened war veterans – were economically encouraged to migrate to kosovo.

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  • The 1981 riots in kosovo led to the imposition of martial law.

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  • It was in kosovo that discontent, unrest and revolt coagulated into the League of Prizren in 1878.

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