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Flag of Serbia
Artistic depiction of a July 1918 event in which a Serbian flag was flown over the White House alongside the U.S. one in a show of wartime solidarity; the only non-U.S. flags to have ever been flown over the White House are those of Serbia and France.
French poster from WWI

Serbophilia (Serbian: Србофилија, romanizedSrbofilija, literally love for Serbia and Serbs) is the admiration, appreciation or emulation of non-Serbian person who expresses a strong interest, positive predisposition or appreciation for the Serbian people, Serbia, Republika Srpska, Serbian language, culture or history. Its opposite is Serbophobia.


20th century

World War I

During World War I, Serbophilia was present in western countries.[1]

Breakup of Yugoslavia

Political scientist Sabrina P. Ramet writes that Serbophilia in France during the 1990s was "traditional", partly as a response to the closeness between Germany and Croatia. Business ties continued during the war and fostered a desire for economic normalization.[2]



See also


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  3. ^ Donald Haase (2008). The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales: G-P. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 531–. ISBN 978-0-313-33443-6.
  4. ^ Selvelli, Giustina. "The Cultural Collaboration between Jacob Grimm and Vuk Karadžić. A fruitful Friendship Connecting Western Europe to the Balkans". ((cite journal)): Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  5. ^ Boskovska, Nada (2017). Yugoslavia and Macedonia Before Tito: Between Repression and Integration. Bloomsbury Publishing. p. 10. ISBN 978-1-78673-073-2.
  6. ^ Mićunović, Milica (28 November 2012). "How Serbia stunned Alphonse de Lamartine".
  7. ^ Maric, Natasa (19 March 2021). "Pourquoi la Serbie aime tant la France et la langue française".
  8. ^ Ion Pătroiu (1987). Marele Mircea Voievod. Editura Academiei Repubvlicii Socialiste România. p. 460.
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  10. ^ Victoria Glendinning (1988). Rebecca West: A Life. Fawcett Columbine. p. 176. ISBN 978-0-449-90320-9.
  11. ^ a b Hammond, Andrew (2010). "Memoirs of conflict: British women travellers in the Balkans". Studies in Travel Writing. 14 (1): 70. doi:10.1080/13645140903465043. S2CID 162162690.
  12. ^ "War". The Atlantic. Atlantic Monthly Company. 1946. p. 184. There are also certain American Serbophiles who will hear no evil of Mihailovich, and who repudiate as Communist-inspired any suggestion that he ever collaborated with the enemy. Ruth Mitchell, author of The Serbs Choose War, is one of them.
  13. ^ Kurapovna, Marcia.Shadows on the Mountain: The Allies, the Resistance, and the Rivalries that Doomed WWII Yugoslavia. John Wiley & Sons, 2009, pp. 71–72.
  14. ^ Mirkovic, Alexander. "Angels and Demons: Yugoslav Resistance in the American Press 1941–1945". World History Connected, University of Illinois website, 2012.
  15. ^ "How did Robert De Niro fall in love with Serbia".
  16. ^ "Boycie in Belgrade". YouTube.
  17. ^ K. Stuart Parkes (January 2009). Writers and Politics in Germany, 1945–2008. Camden House. pp. 174–. ISBN 978-1-57113-401-1.
  18. ^ Reljic, Dusan; Markovic, Predrag; Sebor, Janko; Mijovic, Vlastimir (16 November 1992). "Limonov & Co". Vreme News Digest.
  19. ^ "LIMONOV Junak našeg doba". Печат - Лист слободне Србије (in Serbian). 22 September 2011. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  20. ^ "in Serbia at Belgrade told him "I am not Spanish from there [Spain], but Spanish from the East." Andreu, Miguel Rodríguez (31 January 2017). "Serbia fuera del radar estratégico de España". esglobal. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  21. ^ The Ottoman Empire and Its Successors, 1801 -1927. CUP Archive. 1966. pp. 529–. GGKEY:5L37WGKCT4N.
  22. ^ Даница 2009, Вукова задужбина, О породичним приликама краља Владислава, Душан Спасић, 253–263, Београд, 2009
  23. ^ Józef Bartłomiej Zimorowic (1857). "Śpiewacy" (in Polish). Kazimierz Józef Turowski, ed. Sielanki Józefa Bartłomieja i Syzmona Zimorowiczów. The Internet Archive. p.39
  24. ^ Theodoulou, Christos A. (1971). Greece and the Entente, August 1, 1914-September 25, 1916. p. 151. Sir Henry Bax - Ironside, who was considered Serbophil..
  25. ^ Lambros Koutsonikas (1863). Genikē historia tēs Hellēnikēs Epanastaseōs. p. 121. OCLC 679320348.
  26. ^ Bled, Jean-Paul; Terzić, Slavenko (2001). Europe and the Eastern Question (1878–1923): Political and Organizational Changes. Istorijski institut SANU. pp. 324–325. ISBN 978-86-7743-023-8.
  27. ^ Acović, Dragomir (2012). Slava i čast: Odlikovanja među Srbima, Srbi među odlikovanjima. Belgrade: Službeni Glasnik. p. 632.
  28. ^ Serbia, RTS, Radio televizija Srbije, Radio Television of. "Ју Хуа за РТС: Волим Србију, долазим чим прође пандемија". Retrieved 28 April 2020.((cite web)): CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  29. ^ Kořan, Michal (2010). Czech Foreign Policy in 2007-2009: Analysis. Ústav mezinárodních vztahů. p. 243. ISBN 978-8-08650-690-6.