In 1992, the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) became an independent nation. In a 2003 Constitutional Charter, the FRY was renamed Serbia and Montenegro in recognition of the union between the two states. Located in Eastern Europe on the coast of the Adriatic Sea, Serbia and Montenegro share defense responsibilities, although they have their own currencies and capitals. A referendum in 2006 declared them both separate countries once again. Serbia established a new constitution in 2006.
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