The Kosovo War: Causes, Timeline & NATO Involvement


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What made the Kosovars unique in Yugoslavia?

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1. Which leader of Serbia limited the rights of Kosovo?

2. Which international group launched air strikes, and threatened ground action, in support of Kosovo?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The ethnic cleansing of Albanians in Kosovo drew significant criticism from human rights groups and inspired an international military strike. To effectually pass this quiz, you will need a good grasp of the recent history of the Balkans.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To demonstrate your knowledge of this war, you will be quizzed on:

  • Tensions that inspired the conflict
  • Political leadership during this event
  • The international coalition that spearheaded the military response

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what started the conflict in Kosovo
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related 20th-century history lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the events that transpired and the subsequent international response

Additional Learning

To learn more about this historical event, please review the accompanying lesson titled The Kosovo War: Causes, Timeline, & NATO Involvement. The lesson covers the following topics:

  • Role of nationalism and ethnic identity in this conflict
  • Actions of the Kosovo Liberation Army
  • How the international community responded to the independence movement