69 Facts About SR Serbia

1. At the outbreak of World War I, SR Serbia was still a peasant society.

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2. SR Serbia moved a step closer to independence when it was recognized as a principality in 1878 at the Congress of Berlin.

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3. SR Serbia has a separate Constitutional Court, which is not part of the regular judicial system, that determines whether or not the laws and actions of the Serbian government contradict the Serbian constitution.

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4. The Supreme Court of SR Serbia hears appeals from the lower courts, settles jurisdictional disputes between lower courts, and oversees the judges who are employed by the Serbian judicial system.

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5. SR Serbia has a president, but this position is largely ceremonial.

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6. SR Serbia wanted Yugoslavia to be a centralized country where Serbians dominated, but Croats and Slovenes wanted more autonomy.

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7. SR Serbia is a republic with a parliamentary form of government.

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8. In 2006, SR Serbia should record its best year yet with respect to foreign direct investment, but greenfield investment is still rare.

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9. SR Serbia is the only Balkan country with large coal deposits.

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10. SR Serbia produces lead, bauxite, iron ore, copper ore, silver, gold, alumina, magnesium, palladium, platinum, and selenium.

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11. SR Serbia is made up of 29 districts and the city of Belgrade.

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12. SR Serbia has a legislature of 250 deputies chosen in direct general elections for a period of four years.

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13. SR Serbia became the successor state to the union of Serbia and Montenegro.

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14. In 2002, SR Serbia had 3,619 kilometers of railroads.

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15. SR Serbia is located on the central part of the Balkan Peninsula.

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16. SR Serbia currently enjoys good diplomatic relations with all of its neighbors.

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17. In 2003, SR Serbia was admitted to the Council of Europe.

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18. In 2006, SR Serbia recorded its best year yet with respect to foreign direct investment, but greenfield investment is still rare.

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19. SR Serbia was the dominant partner in this state, which in 1929 adopted the name Yugoslavia.

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20. SR Serbia was the main supplier of arms to ethnic Serbs fighting to expand their control of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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21. At the start of the twenty-first century, SR Serbia required substantial inputs to reconstruct its damaged educational system.

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22. At the turn of the millennium SR Serbia was one of the two republics belonging to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, self-proclaimed on 11 April 1992 as the successor state to the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY) and formally established by the Constitution of 27 April 1992.

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23. SR Serbia required substantial international development assistance during the 1990s and early twenty-first century to repair the damage caused by the 1999 NATO bombings and to recover from the economic disruptions of a decade of war and international sanctions.

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24. SR Serbia has an extremely varied terrain with fertile plains in the north and limestone mountains and basins in the east.

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25. SR Serbia has over 2,500 cultural monuments, including about 100 museums and 37 historical archives libraries.

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26. SR Serbia has six universities with 76 academic departments.

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27. SR Serbia has limited proven reserves of oil and natural gas.

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28. SR Serbia is the only Balkan country with substantial coal deposits.

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29. SR Serbia has abundant hydroelectric potential, but there are frequent electrical blackouts and brownouts during the peak winter months.

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30. SR Serbia has a network of agrarian organizations in the form of chambers, farmers' cooperatives, and unions.

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31. SR Serbia inherited legal claim to the UN-administered province of Kosovo.

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32. SR Serbia found itself in a very peculiar and dangerous situation.

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33. SR Serbia disliked the confederate nature of the proposal and objected to leaving an opening for the establishment of separate armed forces.

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34. SR Serbia became an exporting land with abundant crops and minerals.

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35. In 2002, SR Serbia had 3,619 km of railroads, all of it standard gauge.

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36. SR Serbia is situated on the central part of the Balkan Peninsula.

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37. SR Serbia has a huge historical heritage that can be seen in fortresses and castles from different historical periods.

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38. SR Serbia is that it is the largest exporter of raspberries in the world.

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39. SR Serbia is a landlocked country, situated in the Central and Southeastern Europe.

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40. SR Serbia is one of the leading volleyball countries in the world.

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41. The most popular sports in SR Serbia are football, basketball, tennis, volleyball, water polo and handball.

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42. Some of the most prominent movie stars in SR Serbia have left celebrated heritage in cinematography of Yugoslavia as well.

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43. SR Serbia has a well-established theatrical tradition with Joakim Vujic considered the founder of modern Serbian theater.

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44. SR Serbia has seen influences of Republic of Venice as well, mainly though trade, literature and romanesque architecture.

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45. Education in SR Serbia is regulated by the Ministry of Education and Science.

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46. SR Serbia is not a mass-tourism destination but nevertheless has a diverse range of touristic products.

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47. SR Serbia has 3,819 kilometers of rail tracks, of which 1,279 are electrified and 283 kilometers are double-track railroad.

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48. SR Serbia has a strategic transportation location since the country's backbone, Morava Valley, represents by far the easiest route of land travel from continental Europe to Asia Minor and the Near East.

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49. SR Serbia has an abundance of coal, and significant reserves of oil and gas.

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50. SR Serbia is a net exporter of electricity and importer of key fuels.

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51. SR Serbia is one of the largest provider of frozen fruit to the EU.

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52. SR Serbia has very favourable natural conditions for varied agricultural production.

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53. Since 2000, SR Serbia has attracted over $25 billion in foreign direct investment.

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54. SR Serbia has an emerging market economy in upper-middle income range.

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55. SR Serbia is a major producer and exporter of military equipment in the region.

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56. SR Serbia began cooperation and dialogue with NATO in 2006, when the country joined the Partnership for Peace programme and the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council.

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57. SR Serbia started the process of joining the EU by signing of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement on 29 April 2008 and officially applied for membership in the European Union on 22 December 2009.

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58. SR Serbia has a network of 65 embassies and 23 consulates internationally.

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59. SR Serbia has established diplomatic relations with 188 UN member states, the Holy See, the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, and the European Union.

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60. SR Serbia has a three-tiered judicial system, made up of the Supreme Court of Cassation as the court of the last resort, Courts of Appeal as the appellate instance, and Basic and High courts as the general jurisdictions at first instance.

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61. SR Serbia had one of the first modern constitutions in Europe, the 1835 Constitution, which was at the time considered among the most progressive and liberal constitutions in the world.

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62. SR Serbia is a parliamentary republic, with the government divided into legislative, executive and judiciary branches.

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63. The total forest area in SR Serbia is 2,252,000 ha or 0.3 ha per inhabitant.

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64. SR Serbia is one of few European countries with very high risk exposure to natural hazards.

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65. Climate of SR Serbia is under the influences of the landmass of Eurasia and the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea.

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66. On 5 June 2006, the National Assembly of SR Serbia declared Serbia to be the legal successor to the former state union.

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67. SR Serbia became a constituent republic within the SFRY known as the Socialist Republic of Serbia, and had a republic-branch of the federal communist party, the League of Communists of Serbia.

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68. SR Serbia opposed such action and demanded a "one-member, one-vote" system in the Yugoslav League of Communists, which would have given a majority of votes to Serbs.

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69. SR Serbia demanded that the federal Yugoslav government act for the interests of Serbia in Kosovo by sending in the Yugoslav People's Army to take control of the province.

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