Living through history: Independence for Kosovo looks more likely; residents work to pick a flag for the new nation. Several serious hurdles remain; Russia promises to block UN action to support Kosovo independence from Serbia, in the Security Council.
That flag chart on your wall could be obsolete in the near future. What do your geography and world history students know about the new nation of Kosovo?
- Image: One proposal for the new flag of Kosovo, with no national symbols, no Albanian red, no double-headed eagle; image from New Kosova Report
- Reuters story — European anthem, Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” in rehearsal for independence; Albanian flag to do double duty?
- Naser Rugova interview in New Kosova Report
- Los Angeles Times, Kosovo plans to assert independence on February 17, 2008
- Wikipedia report on Kosovo flags
- BBC, “Countdown to independence” (December 8, 2007)
- “Flashback to Kosovo’s war,” BBC
- Kosovo history timeline
- History of Yugoslavia (which included Kosovo), in maps, from BBC