Bosnia in 1996. (HOMEVID: When to Die)

Bosnia was a territory in Europe that at different times belonged to Austria and Yugoslavia or was an independent country.


The assassination of the Archduke and his wife in Sarajevo, 28 June 1914. (COMIC: The Dalek Project)

At the beginning of the 20th century, Bosnia was under the Austrian control. The Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the throne, was assassinated in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo by a Serbian terrorist Gavrilo Princip because Serbia had a claim at Bosnia. This served as the casus belli for World War I. (PROSE: Human Nature) The Tenth Doctor claimed that, despite this territorial dispute between Austria and Serbia, most people had never heard of Bosnia before the assassination. (COMIC: The Weeping Angels of Mons)

At some point, it had been part of former Yugoslavia. By 1994, (PROSE: Invasion of the Cat-People) it became torn by internecine conflict. Eve Waugh believed that Great Britain was capable of becoming like this country even without an alien invasion. (PROSE: The Dying Days)

Sam Jones was reminded of news reports from Bosnia by the abandoned village of Lanzerath in December 1944. (PROSE: Autumn Mist)

In 1996, during Operation Endeavour, a Bosnian diplomat was assassinated by a man who attempted to use Josie Williams as a hostage to escape from Major Johnson and his men. However, Paul Reynish sneaked up on him and saved her. (HOMEVID: When to Die) Jacques Fournier went to Bosnia with a United Nations peacekeeping force and learnt fluent English. (AUDIO: Uncanny Valley)

At 8:40AM GMT on a Wednesday in September 2009, Bosnia was among the numerous places across Earth in which RTAs occurred as a result of the 456 compelling every human child to suddenly stop and proclaim their message: "we are coming." (TV: Children of Earth: Day One)

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