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What does Kosovo need to do in order to become a fully independent country?

The relevant Wikipedia articles are: Kosovo International recognition of Kosovo Political status of Kosovo There are three major points here: Recognition by the other states Although 97 states have ...
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Was 1992 Bosnian Independence referendum a sham voting, in light of 99.7% of votes "For"?

If the opponents of the referendum boycot it, such a result is not at all unusual. It happened in Poland in 2023 (96.5% with 40.1% turnout) Tunisia in 2022 (94.6% with 30.5% turnout North Macedonia ...
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Was 1992 Bosnian Independence referendum a sham voting, in light of 99.7% of votes "For"?

What would be the peculiar circumstances as to cause 99.7% of voters to show up and back an issue? 99.7% of voters didn't show up; 63.7% did. for reference, the 1991 census had found that 31.2% of ...
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What does Kosovo need to do in order to become a fully independent country?

Kosovo is independent Naturally, the definition of independence will vary from person to person, however in a pragmatic sense Kosovo is independent because it holds the monopoly of violence which is ...
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How did Croatia join the EU without settling the border dispute with Slovenia?

The rule regarding EU accession and unsettled border disputes is simply that the EU does not want to get dragged into ongoing border conflicts by new members. It is not an absolute, automatic bar to ...
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Why does Montenegro recognise Kosovo, yet Bosnia does not?

Wikipedia says that Republika Srpska is effectively exercising a veto over the recognition, partly through the threat of using Kosovo's independence as precedent to support its own potential secession ...
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Was 1992 Bosnian Independence referendum a sham voting, in light of 99.7% of votes "For"?

In 2013, a referendum was held in the Falkland Islands on whether they should remain a territory of the United Kingdom or be given to Argentina. 99.80% of the votes were in favour of remaining in the ...
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Was 1992 Bosnian Independence referendum a sham voting, in light of 99.7% of votes "For"?

I don't think that those numbers are all that weird. Yugoslavia was fracturing at the time with its member states trying to achieve the independance. Lets look at Slovenia, the first state that did so....
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How did Croatia join the EU without settling the border dispute with Slovenia?

I've noticed a significant level of misunderstanding about this issue. At that particular point, resolving border disputes or bilateral issues shouldn't have been a precondition for EU membership. ...
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