Serbia “Peace can only come as a natural consequence of universal enlightenment.” ~ Nikola Tesla Explore We spent 5 weeks in the capital of Belgrade, from September…
“Peace can only come as a natural consequence of universal enlightenment.” ~ Nikola Tesla
We spent 5 weeks in the capital of Belgrade, from September to October of 2016.
$1USD = 100 Dinar (RSD)
1-way local transport will cost $0.90
3-course meal for two at a midrange restaurant will cost $20 USD
1 bed apartment in the city center will cost $250 per month
Evidence of human settlement dates back 500,000 years. Neolithic civilizations emerging around 6,500 BCE in modern day Belgrade controlled the majority of southeastern Europe.
The region came under Roman, Holy Roman, and then Byzantine rule from the 2nd century BCE to the 5th century CE. In the 6th century, Serbs established a principality that lasted until conquest by the Ottomans in 1459, with Hungary ruling the north.
The Habsburgs gained control of the region in late 1600s and maintained control until 1792. Serbia fought for independence against the Ottomans in the early 1800s and was formally recognized as a nation in 1878 at the Congress of Berlin.
Serbia underwent political hardship and control during the First Balkan War, World War I and II, and the Cold War. Switching hands amongst Axis powers and soviet control. After WWII, Serbia was assimilated into Yugoslavia, under USSR control. This remained so until the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1989. Serbia then regained it’s full independence with the breakup of Yugoslavia in 1995.
In 1998, peace broke with NATO strikes against the Serbian government in response to the Kosovo conflict. To this day, Serbia does not recognize Kosovo as an independent nation. In 2008, Serbia joined NATO and in 2014 began initiation into the EU.
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