During the Eugenics Wars, Serbia was one of few countries that opposed the tyrant Khan Noonien Singh. On September 30 1993 Khan was lured to the Ajorra caves in central India by Vasily Hunyadi, force behind the Serbian government, who attempted to assassinate Khan by triggering an earthquake caused by an underwater concussive charge he placed earlier. This earthquake was in the previously-considered non-seismic region of Maharashtra. The death toll from this quake was over 10,000 and entire villages were destroyed.
Khan attempted to retaliate on February 7 1994. With his advance submarine SGK Kaur he entered Adriatic sea where he was intercepted by a Serbian Akula-class submarine, which succeeded in damage Khan's "supersub" with one torpedo before it was destroyed. The damaged SGK Kaur continued on to complete its mission but was soon destroyed by a mobile mine. Only Khan managed to survive and swim to safety on the Italian shore.
On August 29, 1994 Hunyadi addressed the United Nations in defiance against the economic sanctions and the NATO peacekeeping presence to declare that Serbia had nothing to apologize for. During his speech, members of the Army of Eternal Vigilance (AEV) released sarin gas, a nerve toxin, into the council chambers, suffocating many ambassadors, tourists, and Vasily Hunyadi himself.
After death of Hunyadi, Serbia was conquered by Khan's forces who later built bases there. On January 10 1996 U.S. forces bombed Khan's "terrorist base" in Chandigarh in addition to several other Augment bases in Serbia, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Sudan. Facing certain defeat at the hands of combined forces from multiple nations, the very next day Khan and 83 of his Augment followers secretly escaped Earth aboard a stolen prototype vessel of the DY-100 sleeper ship christened the SS Botany Bay.
Charles Tucker III, in an discussion with Malcolm Reed, mentioned that he could not remember any Europeans figuring out how to build a warp engine, "No Brits, no Italians, no Serbo-Croatians." (ENT episode: "Shuttlepod One")
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- The 24th century starship USS Tesla, engineering Tesla class shuttlecraft and Tesla coil technology are named after Croatian scientist Nikola Tesla. (TNG video game: Armada II; TOS novel: The Return; TNG novel: War Drums)
- Part of documentary Trekkies 2 took place in Serbia where crew of the movie interviewed members of the Serbian Society for Science Fiction and other star trek fans.