History of Bosnia and Herzegovina


Bosnia has been inhabited at least since Neolithic times. In the late Bronze Age, the Neolithic population was replaced by more warlike Indo-European tribes known as the Ilyrians. Celtic migrations in the 4th and 3rd century BCE displaced many Illyrian tribes from their former lands, but some Celtic and Illyrian tribes mixed

Middle Ages

Bosnia is first mentioned in 9-th century, it probably existed even before but there’s not enough evidence. In middle ages, Bosniaks had their own religion, they had their own church, called Bosnian church (it’s wasn’t christianity, it just had some similiarites). Bosnia was strongest during the rule of first Bosnian King Tvrtko I Kotromanic, he invaded and took over part of Serbia (Raska) and many parts of Croatia, you can see the map of here.

Kingdom of Bosnia

Before Kingdom, Bosnia was Banate, first Ban was Boric and the second was Kulin, who is the most popular, since for his rule Bosnia had been in peace and he strenghten economy, especially with Dubrovnik (Croatian).

1463, Bosnia was officialy conquered by the Ottoman Empire, until then we put some heavy ressistance against Ottomans. Many Bosniaks accepted Islam, but they wasn’t forced to since the procces of lets say ‘Islamizing’ local population was for 250 years so obviously it wasn’t violant. Islam also have similiarity with our religion, since both of them were praying 5 times a day.

After that, Bosnia was conquered by the Austro-Hungaria, but asside their violent act they were pretty useful like Ottomans since they built many useful structures, buildings, etc. Also I have to mention, first tram in Europe was in Bosnia (Sarajevo, capital city) and second in the world, since first was in L.A. (USA).

In present time, Bosnian flag looks like this, because of the war 1992-1995 (aggresion by the Serbia, Montenegro and later Croatia even though later we united with Croats and made some major operation against Serbs called Operation ‘Storm’) and because there is many Bosnian Serbs we got this fake flag, instead of our real one, which u will after seeing the present one)

Present flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina


Real flag of Bosnia (Lilium Bosniacum)


There is a propaganda from Serbians (not hating anyone, i just have to mention this) that Bosniaks were actually Serbs turned to Islam religion, but it’s a lie that exists for centuries, Serbs always had to plan to conquer Bosnia and to make it part of their country, which they tried when they attacked Bosnia 1992-1995 (it actually was ’91 but ’92 was officially)

This written was all from my mind, from what I have learned and what I know.


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