The SAO of Romanija (Serbian Cyrillic: САО Романија, Serbian: SAO Romanija) was a self-proclaimed ethnic Serb autonomous region within SR Bosnia and Herzegovina in the prelude to the Bosnian War. It was named after the Romanija mountain. It included parts of three municipalities with a population of 37,000.[1]

SAO Romanija
САО Романија/SAO Romanija
Flag of SAO Romanija
Location of SAO Romanija
StatusSelf-proclaimed entity
43°48′43″N 18°34′16″E / 43.81194°N 18.57111°E / 43.81194; 18.57111
GovernmentProvisional government
Historical eraBreakup of Yugoslavia
• Established
• Disestablished
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Republika Srpska (1992–95)

History edit

It existed from 1991 to 1992 when it became part of Republika Srpska.[2] Actually it is related to the former Region of Sarajevo-Romanija, inside the historical Romanija. Indeed it was established in September 1991 and was merged with SAO Birač in November 1991 to form the SAO Romanija-Birač.[3][4] In March 1992 the SAOs were unified into the Serb Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, renamed to Republika Srpska on 12 August.[3][5]

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References edit

  1. ^ Geert-Hinrich Ahrens (6 March 2007). Diplomacy on the Edge: Containment of Ethnic Conflict and the Minorities Working Group of the Conferences on Yugoslavia. Woodrow Wilson Center Press. pp. 577–. ISBN 978-0-8018-8557-0.
  2. ^ Map
  3. ^ a b Nigel Thomas; Darko Pavlovic; K Mikulan (20 February 2013). The Yugoslav Wars (2): Bosnia, Kosovo and Macedonia 1992-2001. Osprey Publishing. pp. 9–. ISBN 978-1-4728-0196-8.
  4. ^ ICTY - Radoslav Brdjanin verdict
  5. ^ Steven L. Burg; Paul S. Shoup (13 January 1999). The War in Bosnia-Herzegovina: Ethnic Conflict and International Intervention. M.E. Sharpe. pp. 74–. ISBN 978-0-7656-3189-3.

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