PS_25 - 31. Rahda Kumar: The Troubled History of Partition...

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31. Rahda Kumar: The Troubled History of Partition Bosnia’s Partition: o Dayton Peace Agreement created a virtual partition because it included the following stipulations: It created two entities within the territory Created virtually separate legislatures, administrations, and armies o But the agreement also attempted to avoid the common problems associated with partition by included the following stipulations: Both “entities” shared a common economic spaces and arms control regulations Structures were put into place that could eventually be used to reverse the partition and that could rebuild the civil society Arguments FOR Partition: o One of the most humane forms of intervention because it furthered the possibilities for negotiation that would otherwise be achieved through fighting o Could save the country from disappearing altogether because the intervener would try and secure the rights of both rather than allowing the stronger group from just ousting the weaker. o It would be a logical conclusion because it divides the country along communal battle lines and makes resulting terms more ethnically homogenous because of population transfers. o It could be a more permanent means of containing the conflict Arguments AGAINST Partition o It’s just a way for outside powers (usually colonial powers) to divide and quit
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course INTL 4680 taught by Professor Bloom during the Fall '07 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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PS_25 - 31. Rahda Kumar: The Troubled History of Partition...

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