The Serbian History Appreciation Thread

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Raffyyy

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Serbian History is cool. Why look at boring British monarchs or American stuff when you can venture into the realms of saints on the run, the ottoman empire and a fusion of Greek, Eastern European and italian ideas.

Remember to keep inside the ToS. No politics. Just facts :)

Discuss your favourite subject, and don't tell me it isn't, here! :D


Especially for @Greenleaf1234
 
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Raffyyy

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Here's some cool facts I found out about Serbia and it's history.

  1. 8 Roman rulers were born in this country - it accounts for a fifth of all Roman emperors, more than any other nation!
  2. The word "vampire" originally comes from the Serbian word "Vampir". The first vampire documented was not Dracula, it was a guy called Petar Blagojević, who was recorded in 1725.
  3. Serbians too played a major role in the first moon landing.
  4. For 500 years Serbia was ruled by the Ottoman Empire.
  5. The Serbs started making clocks almost 600 years before the Swiss took over the industry heavily and made their name worldwide.
  6. Ivo Andric is the only Nobel Prize winner from Serbia. He won the award for literature in 1961.
  7. The Serbian army broke the Thessaloniki front in a mere 18 days. Other armies, including the British, Italian, Greek and French, also attempted the task, but were not able to do it, even in months.
  8. The Serbian Royal Family have ties with both the British Royal Family and the Greek Royal Family.
  9. The first ever satellite video transmission between Europe and North America in 1963 was a picture of an Angel on top or a Serbian Monastery.
  10. There has been a settlement at Belgrade, now Serbia's Capital City, since circa the Third Century BC. It was a celtic settlement.
 

Greenleaf1234

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Here's some cool facts I found out about Serbia and it's history.

  1. 8 Roman rulers were born in this country - it accounts for a fifth of all Roman emperors, more than any other nation!
  2. The word "vampire" originally comes from the Serbian word "Vampir". The first vampire documented was not Dracula, it was a guy called Petar Blagojević, who was recorded in 1725.
  3. Serbians too played a major role in the first moon landing.
  4. For 500 years Serbia was ruled by the Ottoman Empire.
  5. The Serbs started making clocks almost 600 years before the Swiss took over the industry heavily and made their name worldwide.
  6. Ivo Andric is the only Nobel Prize winner from Serbia. He won the award for literature in 1961.
  7. The Serbian army broke the Thessaloniki front in a mere 18 days. Other armies, including the British, Italian, Greek and French, also attempted the task, but were not able to do it, even in months.
  8. The Serbian Royal Family have ties with both the British Royal Family and the Greek Royal Family.
  9. The first ever satellite video transmission between Europe and North America in 1963 was a picture of an Angel on top or a Serbian Monastery.
  10. There has been a settlement at Belgrade, now Serbia's Capital City, since circa the Third Century BC. It was a celtic settlement.
Just gotta correct you on 9. The angel is fresco in a Serbian monastery (i can't remember its name)
 

Greenleaf1234

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Serbian History is cool. Why look at boring British monarchs or American stuff when you can venture into the realms of saints on the run, the ottoman empire and a fusion of Greek, Eastern European and italian ideas.

Remember to keep inside the ToS. No politics. Just facts :)

Discuss your favourite subject, and don't tell me it isn't, here! :D


Especially for @Greenleaf1234
Finally
 

slaMoria

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What are the typical dishes that Serbia has ?
 

Greenleaf1234

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What are the typical dishes that Serbia has ?
Not sure what this has to do with Serbian history but some of the famous are: Sarma, ćevapi, pljeskavica, burek (bosnians will tell you its bosnian) kajmak, orasnice etc
 

slaMoria

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do you have pictures ?
 

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This thread should just become a Serbian Q and A with Green