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Nationalistic rhetoric rises in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Since the end of the Bosnian War in the mid-1990s, Bosnians, Serbs and Croats have learned to co-exist peacefully again. But the nationalistic statements of Bosnian-Serb leader Milorad Dodik are putting the country's stability to the test once again.

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