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  • Okay, here we go... so Yugoslavia used to be a country that existed here in the Balkans that

  • Was made up of either six or seven modern-day countries depending on who you're asking.

  • These six or seven countries include Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia

  • Errr wait no, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Kosovo if you're asking

  • these countries, and not Kosovo if you're asking

  • these other countries. The territory that used to make up Yugoslavia is full of awkward, details and conflicts like the fact that to this day

  • 2.4. Percent of the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina is covered, by land mines

  • leftover from the wars following, Yugoslavia's collapse but, hypothetically speaking

  • What would have reunited Yugoslavia possibly looked like if it came back into existence today? First off Yugoslavia's population

  • would be 21,412,000 people...

  • the eighth most populous country in Europe ahead of Romania but behind Poland. This is down from Yugoslavia's population

  • back in 1991 however which,

  • Was 23,230,000 people.

  • Every country inside the former Yugoslavia today has negative population growth rates except for Macedonia... so this trend of a declining

  • population, isn't likely to stop anytime soon. There's, also the question as to whether a modern Yugoslavia

  • would join the EU or not.

  • Slovenia and Croatia both are currently EU member states but the others currently

  • aren't. This might explain part of why, Slovenia and Croatia are also both wealthier on average today than the rest of the former Yugoslavia states and

  • the average citizen in a modern Yugoslavia making $18,000,526 per year, that actually

  • means that citizens in Slovenia and Croatia would probably stand to lose, on average, in such a scenario,

  • while citizens in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro and Macedonia

  • would stand to gain on average. The total nominal GDP of a recreated Yugoslavia would stand at

  • 191,045.000 U.S. dollars, making it the 53rd largest economy in the world, ahead of Romania

  • but slagging behind

  • both the Czech Republic and Greece. A modern Yugoslavia would be most comparable in area to the united kingdom, but as mentioned previously

  • she would only have 1/3 of the UK's population. This population would

  • also be astoundingly diverse... which is part of why Yugoslavia failed when it did. Ethnically speaking,

  • 35% of the population would be Serbs , another 20% Croats,

  • 11% Albanians 9%, Bosnian 8% Slovenes,

  • 6% Macedonians, 1% Montenegrin and 10% others. The linguistic variations in the country would

  • also very closely mirror this ethnic diversity. And then there's everybody's favorite part, the religious differences. (Yeaaah!)

  • 43% of modern Yugoslavia's population would be Orthodox Christians, followed up by 27% being Catholic,

  • 22% more adhering to Islam, with the remaining 8% divided between

  • non-religious persons and other faiths.

  • Speaking in military terms, the Yugoslav armed forces would have a very modest budget of 2.2. Billion U.S.

  • dollars, and a small size of 228,000 total soldiers split between active duty

  • and reserves... which is about comparable in size to the British military of

  • 234,000 total soldiers. The top 5 largest cities inside the modern Yugoslavia, would all be capital cities of

  • pre-existing countries, with Zagreb (1,113,111) and Belgrade (1,683,962) being the only ones with a population of over 1,000,000 people (geez)

  • Belgrade in particular would likely become the capital... since it was old Yugoslavia's capital and would remain the biggest city in the new

  • one. Overall, if Yugoslavia suddenly did come back into existence again... it would have

  • some serious problems to figure out, and it's unclear whether or not they could actually

  • be solved. I promise that I'll be making more of these reunited country videos in the future, but if you're

  • still curious about more in the meantime... then you should check out my book that I wrote last year, where i talk

  • about what a reunited German empire, a reformed viking empire and others might look

  • like. The link on Amazon is in the description, and if you enjoy watching these

  • videos for me i'd also, highly recommend that you check out the videos that my friends over at

  • Skillshare (sponsered) are uploading to their channel, to keep feeding

  • your curiosity (click da video boi). They have animated videos that try to answer interesting questions like "Why something goes viral" as

  • well as many lessons from people like Simon Sinek if you want to learn from the experts.

  • Check out their channel and videos next and I'll see you next week for another new video the where i'll hopefully not have a cold!

Okay, here we go... so Yugoslavia used to be a country that existed here in the Balkans that

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What If Yugoslavia Reunited Today?

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/01/30
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