United Serbian Republic
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|United Serbian Republic
Ujedinjena Republika Srpska
Уједињена Република Српска
Only Unity Saves the Serbs
"God of Justice"
Captured Serb territory in the former Yugoslavia
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Republika Srpska dinar
The United Serbian Republic or United Serb Republic was a project of unifying into a single independent state, two self-proclaimed Serbian states, the Republic of Serbian Krajina (RSK) in Croatia and Republika Srpska (RS) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, with the intent of it later being annexed by the "mother-state of Serbia".
On 28 February 1991, the Croatian Serbs declared their secession from Croatia and adopted a resolution declaring their desire to unite with Serbs in Serbia, Montenegro, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. On 27 June, the unification of the self-proclaimed Serbian Autonomous Regions (SAOs) of Krajina in Croatia and Bosanska Krajina in Bosnia and Herzegovina was declared in response to the "disintegration of Yugoslavia, caused by the secession of Slovenia and Croatia" and on "the principle that all Serbs should live in one state." On 24 October, the SAO Eastern Slavonia, Baranja and Western Syrmia joined the united state.
On 30 May 1993, an agreement on cooperation was reached between the Republic of Serbian Krajina and Republika Srpska. On 20 June 1993, the Republic of Serbian Krajina held a referendum asking Serb voters if they supported unification with Republika Srpska asking: "Are you for the sovereignty of RSK, unification with RS and at a later date with the rest of the Serbian territories?". It passed with "clear endorsement" having 98.6 percent of voters voted in favor. Prior to this Serb generals in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in Croatia formed a military alliance in the event that "Western Serbia" was attacked. In late May 1995, the Parliament of the Republic of Serbian Krajina made the decision to unite with the Republika Srpska.
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