"NATO believes it can pick on a small nation and force us to surrender our independence. And that is where NATO miscalculated. You are not willing to sacrifice lives to achieve our surrender. But we are willing to die to defend our rights as an independent sovereign nation"
- Slobodan Milosevic
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In this quote, Slobodan Milosevic is revealing his belief that NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) is attempting to bully a smaller sized nation into giving up its self-reliance. He asserts that NATO has actually slipped up in undervaluing the decision of his country, as they are not happy to compromise lives in order to surrender. Nevertheless, they want to fight and pass away in order to protect their rights as an independent and sovereign country. This quote highlights the stress and dispute between NATO and the smaller sized country, with Milosevic representing his country as strong and resilient in the face of external pressure.
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