The Youngest Country of the World!
Did you know…Following more than seven decades of Yugoslav/Serbian government, Kosovo declared its independence on February 17, 2008. Hence, the Connecticut-size land made the world headlines when became the youngest country in the first decade of the 21st century. Ten years before, it was not an independent nation in Europe compared to its neighbors — for example, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia Hercegovina. At the same time, Kosovo boasted one of Europe’s last wars, an ethnic-based conflict, where were killed more than 10,000 persons. From the end of the Cold War to the beginning of the 21st century, it had not been neither prosperous nor stable. In those circumstances, Kosovo stood as the poorest region on the European mainland. Later on, Kosovo’s independence was backed by America, Albania, and Great Britain. In 2009, it was one of the most peaceful countries on the Balkan Peninsula of Europe.
Did you know… This Southeastern European nation has a population of about 1,800,000. It ranks 148th in population among the countries of the world. Around 88 per cent of the nation’s population is made up of Albanians. There are also other ethnic groups: Kosovo Serbs, Bosniaks, Goranis, Roma, Turks, Ashkalis, Egyptians.
Did you know…Education and technology have received increased emphasis in this landlocked country since it became independent in the first decade of the 21st century.
Kosovo & the United States of America
Did you know…On November 23, 1999, President Bill Clinton made history when arrived in Urosevac, Kosovo. Since then, it was the first official visit by an American Head of State to Kosovo. America’s leader Clinton arrived in Urosevac to an enthusiastic welcome. During his visit, Mr Clinton had called on Kosovo Albanians to forgive the injustices perpetrated against them by the Serbs. This Southeastern European nation has been recognized by Washington since 2008.
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