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Yugoslavia is a country in Southern Europe. Consisting of various countries, and a combined military force.


Pre-war Yugoslavia was formed after WWI, when the Allies united two vastly different cultures. Slovenia and Croatia (to the north-west) had been part of the Hapsburg Monarchy and had more ties to Austria than to the Balkans. Serbia, on the other hand, was part of the Russian Slavic hegemony. This set the basis for the conflict of the early nineties. General Tito, Yugoslavian dictator since the 1950s, knew the strife colliding ethnics would bring, and instituted an authoritarian dictatorship uniting Yugoslavia under one iron fist. When he died, and the government weakened, Slovenia immediately seceded. With the most powerful economy of all the Yugoslavian members, it saw its future in the assimilation of Western trade ties. After a brief struggle, other republics followed suit. The conflict between Croatia and the remnants of Yugoslavia continues. The reason for this prolonged struggle was set when it all began; the economic situation worsened steadily in the south. Serbia could not allow the breadbaskets to desert it, especially while it remained in poverty. Of course, the destruction caused by civil war has since doomed the entire region's economy.

To further justify the war, Serb and Croat leaders took to hyping the ethnic rivalries. Armed ethnic groups began cleaning their proclaimed home region of other ethnicity.

But the conflict could not continue endlessly. Before long, the finite resources of the area dried up. Trade restrictions by surrounding countries put the final nail into Yugoslavia's coffin. The hundreds of thousands killed directly by war were augmented by an equal number of people killed through poverty. Around the turn of the millennium, the war efforts dribbled down, but steady low-intensity warfare continued. In time, the political leaders of the warring parties stepped down-to be replaced by another generation of stubborn nationalists.

But these new leaders had open eyes. They allowed limited trade between their respective states. This kept the survivors alive in spite of devastated infrastructures. Large parts of the former Yugoslavia had been laid waste. Entire regions were devoid of human life. No improvements were in sight.

Finally Serbs, Croats and Muslims came together for a series of unofficial talks. Their reasons were simple: cooperate or starve. For reasons of practicality, they accepted the current front lines as a working base. From this, they agreed on several important points. Factories were declared demilitarized zones. Furthermore, all commercial transport would travel unhindered, unless it carried arms. Armored units were kept out of the MP fields. These agreements set a situation of armed peace. All parties involved knew that this was temporary.

An interruption occurred in 2018. Greece and Albania answered the pleas of Albanian minorities in Macedonia and invaded. The Serbian defenders were beaten in a month; Macedonian borders were closed by the invaders. Serbia was shocked. Even though Macedonia had been the poorest state within Yugoslavia, it was untouched by the war. The Serbian military had to respond, after all, several important facilities were set in Macedonia. But the army was exhausted after years of war and knew they had no chance against Greece or Albania. At least, not alone.

After heated arguments (and a couple of rolling heads), the Serb government approached the Croats with a deal. In return for Serb territory in the Krajina, the Croats would fight alongside their enemies in an effort to invade Albania. Three months later, a combined Serb-Croat force took parts of northern Albania. This punitive measure soon devolved into a stalemate that by the 2020s still remained.[1]

At some point between the 2020s and 2070s the alliance reflourished as a new Yugoslavia.[2]



Bosnia and Herzegovina resembles old Lebanon-with Sarajevo the Beirut of the 20s. Various armies have divided the country into enclaves, each with its local lord. Serbs and Croats dominate sixty percent of the country, leaving the rest to the Muslims.

They got some assistance from Muslim states like Iran. That of course, is a thing of the past. After 1997, the Muslim forces were bolstered by refugees which doubled their armed forces, but equally doubled their supply problems. The situation is aggravated by the hordes of refugees fighting to regain their homes in other parts of the country.

The scattered nature of Bosnian society works contrary to any organized economy. The people live from what they scrounge; which isn't much. Some join the marauding soldier bands, while others try to make a living as small time herders.

Recently, major arms manufacturers have begun using Bosnia and Herzegovina as a live testing area. They lend out weapon systems to rival factions. Militech itself has a small base near the Adriatic Sea. They pay for this by supplying old guns, ammo and untested combat drugs to the local Croats. They also sell weapons to Greek smugglers, who in turn, ship them to Albanian and Serb partisans in Macedonia. Arasaka countered this by setting up a small office at Belgrade. Aside from the usual am deals, they also smuggle in agents targeted on the Militech efforts in the area.


Serbia's situation has deteriorated so far that the country's economy is based on eurobucks. The inflation has risen so far that even the state itself works with ea. The black market handles eb, cigarettes, or currencies from neighboring nations. It's the only place people can get important stuff like bread and bullets.

The Serbian government, lead by President Milan Petrovic, tries to steer against this drift, but have so far not succeeded. The Croatian war drained the country. The populace now lives from smuggling via the Serb army. The army uses Wallenstein's old method of feeding war, by war. That means Serb troops revived the practice of territorial conquered territories of their resources. Of course, this practice has only limited use, since major territorial gains are a rarity these last decades. Still, the army feeds its soldiers, which makes it a prime Career for Serbs.

By 2077, Serbia has become a hotbed of separatism with Netwatch agent Alan Noël describing an illegal arms shipment from Dogtown to Serbian rebels indicating the instability of the wider government.


Croatia was (in pre-war times) a country serving the tourist trade. Back then, the Adriatic coast was dotted with hotels. With the start of the war, tourists stayed away, feared Serbian attacks. A fear was mostly unfounded, since the coastlines were far removed from the conflict. Nonetheless, the economy suffered.

But the situation was eventually improved by investors from Austria expanding their business towards the south. They brought goods and money into a country urgently in need of both. Croatian business now concentrates near Zagreb and in several guarded holiday resorts at the north end of the Adriatic.


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In 2018, Greece annexed the former Yugoslavian Macedonia with the aid of Albania. In retaliation, Serbia allied with Croatia and invaded Albania,[1] fully annexing them by 2019.[2]

A 2077 article mentions an Albanian student protest in Tirana. Likewise the Albanian mafia is mentioned as a criminal network operating across Europe according to a data shard.


  • In Eurosource Plus, the area this countries are located is referred to as "The Splinters" due to them having seceded from old Yugoslavia.


  1. 1.0 1.1 RAMOS, J. Eurosource Plus. 1st ed., Berkeley, CA, R. Talsorian Games, 1995. (pp.76–7)
  2. 2.0 2.1 CD Projekt RED. Cyberpunk 2077. Video Game, Multi-Platform. Poland, CD Projekt S.A., 2020.