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Bosnia is a secondary constituent of the Austro-Hungarian Dual Monarchy under the control of the Austrian Crown. It borders Serbia and, within the Dual Monarchy, Croatia.

History

The Treaty of Berlin in 1878 forced the Ottomans to cede administration of Bosnia to Austria-Hungary. A state of relative stability was reached soon enough and Austro-Hungarian authorities were able to embark on a number of social and administrative reforms. With the aim of establishing the province as a stable political model that would help dissipate rising South Slav nationalism, Habsburg rule did much to codify laws, to introduce new political practices and generally to provide for modernization. The Austro-Hungarian policy, which advocated the ideal of a pluralist and multi-confessional Bosnian nation, was largely favored by the Muslims and its economical success also helped soothing the rising tides of nationalism.

Austria-Hungary decided to annex Bosnia in October 1908 as a common holding under the control of the Finance ministry, rather than attaching it to either territorial government. This decision once again rised the soothed nationalism and worsened the relations between Austria-Hungary and Russia. The political tensions culminated on June 28 1914, when the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, was assassinated in Sarajevo; an event that proved to be the spark that set off the Weltkrieg. Although some Bosnians died serving in the armies of the various warring states, Bosnia itself managed to escape the conflict relatively unscathed.

Politics

Bosnia is a parliamentary monarchy, as a constituent part of Austria-Hungary. Emperor Otto I von Habsburg is represented by Governor Georg Dragicevic and the government is led by Minister-President Osman Zulfikarpasic.

The German mediation in the renegotiations of the Ausgleich in 1927 put Bosnia under the direct control of the Austrian Crown. The status of Bosnia will probably change again in the Ausgleich of 1937 when Austria might try enforce its authority or maybe even cede its control to Hungary or Croatia.

Military

Bosnia is under the military authority of Austria and has only a single poorly-trained militia used for the repression of protests.

Foreign Relations

Under the political, economic and military authority of Austria.

Very good relations with Austria, Hungary and Ottoman Empire.

Friendly relations with Germany, White Ruthenia and United Baltic Duchy.

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