18 May '17, 9am

#ThrowbackThursday: Countdown to 75: #StrongEurope and Bosnia-Herzegovina

Bosnia-Herzegovina was the scene for the most violent armed conflict in Europe since World War II. The collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989 marked the end of the Soviet Empire and its forcible control of Eastern Europe. Even as the Soviet Union was breaking apart and its satellite states were shedding the vestiges of communist rule, the nonaligned Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia also showed cracks in its national structure. Comprised of six "republics" and two autonomous regions, Yugoslavia had created a favorable impression throughout the world as a model state with diverse ethnic groups. In spite of a historical legacy of ethnic conflicts, the country of the "South Slavs" could claim over forty years of peace and harmony. This way of life, however, changed in the last decade of the twentieth century. In a complex series of diplomatic and political maneuvers, four...

Full article: https://www.army.mil/article/187890/

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75% of eastern tree species moving west

75% of eastern tree species moving west

treehugger.com 18 May '17, 3pm

White oaks, sugar maples, American hollies and other common trees have been shifting their population centers west since 1...