Novi Grad bombings
Background[edit | edit source]
In December 1991, two major events occurred that led to the Novi Grad bombings: the assassination of Howard and Maria Stark and the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The former resulted in Tony Stark inheriting Stark Industries from his parents, while the latter resulted in increased tensions in the Balkans.
The justification for the bombings and who carried them out is currently unknown, although presumed to be the United States Air Force.
Bombings[edit | edit source]
On the morning of March 30, 1999, an airstrike began in Novi Grad and bombs and mortar shells were deployed. The airstrike would continue for two days.
Aftermath[edit | edit source]
The Novi Grad bombings had serious implications on relations between the United States and Sokovia. Within days, anti-American protests erupted in the city, with blame being placed on Stark (who had manufactured the mortar shells used in the bombings).
By 2013, the protests had resulted in a civil war. Baron Strucker, one of the leaders of HYDRA at the time, took advantage of the conflict by recruiting individuals to serve HYDRA. One such individual, Wanda Maximoff, would develop superpowers as a result of the experiments.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The bombings draw parallels to the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia that also occurred in 1999.