The Short and Brutish Life of Republika Srpska Krajina: Failure of a De Facto State

  title={The Short and Brutish Life of Republika Srpska Krajina: Failure of a De Facto State},
  author={P. Kolst{\o} and D. Paukovi{\'c}},
  pages={309 - 327}
  • P. Kolstø, D. Pauković
  • Published 2014
  • Political Science
  • Ethnopolitics
  • Abstract It is extremely difficult for a state to survive without international recognition; even so, some de facto states have been established and continue to exist. Others do not, and have been wiped off the face of the earth again. This article looks at one failed de facto state, the breakaway Serb Republic of Krajina (RSK) that existed for five years (1991–1995), before it was overrun by Croatian armed forces in Operation Storm. What did RSK do wrong that the surviving de facto states do… CONTINUE READING
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