On June 5, 2006, Serbia was declared a sovereign nation. This proclamation of independence by the Serbian parliament came two days after the parliament of Montenegro pronounced its own independence from the former state union between the two countries. Montenegro's independence followed a narrowly approved referendum that automatically transferred the former federation's international status to Serbia alone. The end of the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro marked the final dissolution of what remained of the post-WWII Federal Republic of Yugoslavia now divided into six successor states that also include Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, and Slovenia.
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