Ottoman Kosovo 1918-1941

History of Kosovo, 1912-1918

During the First Balkan War, Serbia and Montenegro occupied the territory of modern Kosovo ana partitioned it; Montenegro anneced the northern Metohia, Serbia the remainder. The Muslim population element resented the Serb/Montenegrin annexation; some emigrated, some were forced to leave.
In 1915, both Montenegro and Serbia were occupied by the Central Powers, who attempted to enlist support among the ethnic Albanian population; now it was the ethnic Serb population element feeling pressure. Late in 1918 Kosovo came again under Serb control.

Timeline Kosovo, from BBC News
Kosovo : Modern History, from Wikipedia
Article Demographic History of Kosovo from Wikipedia
REFERENCE Noel Malcolm, Kosovo : a Short History, NY UP 1999, KMLA Lib.Sign. 949.71 M243k

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First posted on October 17th 2006

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