Reaching back today to the historical right of claiming a country or an area of land, in any form of historical discourse, not only seems undesirable in contemporary terms, but in some circles, the subject often becomes a laughing matter. On the other hand, one hundred years ago, the subject of historical right was seriously discussed in the Hungarian half of the Hapsburg Empire. The discussion dealt with the disputed interpretation of the document, "Pacta Conventa...", and with heated debate in 1878, centering on the Bosnian emblem.
Although Catholics are minority in Bosnia and Herzegovina today, history of Catholic Church in these places is endless and extends even to the Apostolic time. St. Paul the apostle mentions that his pupil Tit takes departure in Dalmatia (2 Tim 4,10). Namely the border among Roman provinces of Dalmatia and Pannonia has been dividing Bosnia and Herzegovina in the direction of the east-west in two parts, by what is something smaller, north part, belonged to Pannonia. At the time there were already more dioceses, as: Baloie, Bistue, Sarsiteron, Delminium, etc., which belonged to metropolitan's residences in Salona (Solin) while parts of this area belonged to the other surrounding diocese, as Siscia (Sisak) and metropolitan's residences in Sirmiju (Srijemska Mitrovica). By downfall of West Roman empire and by advancement and moving in of Avar and Slavic tribes, this Church organization was completely destroyed.
List of abbreviations:
B&H- Bosnia and Herzegovina
HVO- Hrvatsko Vijece Obrane /Croat Defense Council, the Croat Army
of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Army of B&H- Bosnian Muslim Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina
April 7th, 1992
By the decision of its President, Dr. Franjo Tudjman, Republic of Croatia was among the first countries in the world to recognize the independence of Bosnia and Herzegovina, its sovereignty and territorial integrity.
June 13th, 1992
The members of Muslim forces have ambushed and killed four HVO officers on Radusa mountain. Soon after that, the municipalities of Gornji Vakuf/Uskoplje become engulfed in the first conflict of the war between HVO and Muslim forces.
6th April 1941
The attack of the Third Reich and Italy on the Kingdom of Yugoslavia began. Yugoslavia capitulated on the 17th April, in less than two weeks.