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Chetnik

(ˈtʃɛtnɪk; tʃɛtˈniːk)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a Serbian nationalist belonging to a group that fought against the Turks before World War I and engaged in guerrilla warfare during both World Wars
2. (Military) a Serbian nationalist belonging to a group that fought against the Turks before World War I and engaged in guerrilla warfare during both World Wars
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a member of a Serbian nationalist paramilitary group fighting to retain Serbian influence in the countries which formerly constituted Yugoslavia
4. (Military) a member of a Serbian nationalist paramilitary group fighting to retain Serbian influence in the countries which formerly constituted Yugoslavia
[from Serbian četnik, from četa troop]
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Chetnik

[ˈtʃetnɪk]
A. ADJchetnik
B. Nchetnik mf
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He headed a resistance movement officially named the Yugoslav Army in the Homeland, better known as Chetniks.
In late 1942, realizing their importance in tying down many divisions of Axis troops in Yugoslavia, the Americans and British began supplying the Yugoslav Partisans, led by Josip Broz Tito, and Chetniks, led by Draza Mihailovic, with weapons, supplies and trainers.
There would be no anarchy, hunting in the fog, ethnophulism in the education system, anachronistic ideologies, mythical consciousness, Chetniks and Ustasha, denying of genocide, denying the right to Bosnian language for children in schools .
Theodor joined the resistance movement against the Nazis but fled when he was 20 years old as the royalist Chetniks and Tito's communists wrestled for power after the war.
the Drina martyrs, who were killed by Chetniks and thrown in the river during World War 2.
Already well-connected in Yugoslavia CP circles from his Paris days, Klugmann now played a key role in steering British and Allied support away from the Royalist General Mihailovics Chetniks and towards Tito's Partisans.
La cuestion Serbia encendio la Primera Guerra Mundial, y durante la Segunda, las atrocidades de Ustachis croatas por una parte, y de Chetniks serbios por la otra; dejaron bien fresca una tradicion de agravios y de sangre.
121) Not only were the Chetniks involved in repressing Croats during World War II, but more recently their "successors," led by Vojslav Seselj, were actively involved in the Serb-Croat post-Yugoslav secession wars.
Following United Nations intervention, peace eventually comes to Bosnia without Gorazde falling or being traded to the Chetniks for other land.
His father enlists in the royalist Chetniks and dies in Jasenovac, Croatia's largest concentration camp complex.
The Partisans were controlled by the Yugoslav Communist Party under Josef Broz Tito while the Chetniks were loyal to the exiled King Petar II Karageorgevic.
A Serbian military officer named Dragoljub "Draza" Mihailovic led disparate elements of varying loyalty to the Yugoslavian monarchy-in-exile called Chetniks.