Document Type

Honors Project

Abstract

Croats in Bosnia and Herzegovina have been marginalized during the last 15 years. Bosniaks have elected a Croat member of the Presidency and formed a federal government twice without legitimate Croat support, completely ignoring Croat electoral will. Bosnia and Herzegovina is at a crossroads today, choosing between the potential for a prosperous future in the EU and the status quo. Reforms of government structures are necessary in order to solve the Croat issue and allow Bosnia and Herzegovina to ascend to the EU. In this paper I map out the history of Croats in Bosnia and Herzegovina since the 1990s and point out the difficulties they face today. I have come to the conclusion that the three entity solution would be the best possible way to provide Croats with equal rights. I hope this unique research will spark interest in the Croat issue and the importance of its resolution for the future of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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