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The other four look at the formation of Yugoslavia as a nation, Yugoslavia between the two world wars, Yugoslavia during World War II, when 1.7 million citizens were killed (almost four times the number lost by the USA which had a much bigger population), and the political and economic directions taken after 1945.
- The Origins of Yugoslavia
- The First Kingdom
- War and The Second Yugoslavia
- War and The Third Yugoslavia
- Key People from The History of Yugoslavia
There have been three federations of Balkan nations called Yugoslavia. The first originated in the aftermath of the Balkan Wars and World War One. At the end of the nineteenth century, the two empires which previously dominated the region – Austria-Hungary and the Ottomans – began to undergo changes and retreats respectively, sparking discussion am...
Ten years of political infighting between the many different parties followed, largely because the kingdom was dominated by Serbs, who had expanded their governing structures to run it, rather than by anything new. Consequently, King Aleksander I shut the parliament and created a royal dictatorship. He renamed the country Yugoslavia, (literally ‘La...
This first Yugoslavia lasted until the Second World War when Axis forces invaded in 1941. The Regency had been moving closer to Hitler, but an anti-Nazi coup brought the government down and the wrath of Germany onto them. Warensued, but not one as simple as pro-Axis versus anti-Axis, as communist, nationalist, royalist, fascist and other factions a...
Throughout his rule, Tito had to tie the federation together against growing nationalism. After his death, these forces began to increase rapidly and tore Yugoslavia apart. As Slobodan Milosevic took control first of Serbia and then the collapsing Yugoslavia’s military, dreaming of a Greater Serbia, Slovenia and Croatia declared their independence ...
King Alexander / Aleksander I 1888 - 1934 Born to the King of Serbia, Alexander lived some of his youth in exile before leading Serbia as regent during World War 1. He was key in declaring the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes, becoming king in 1921. However, years of frustration at the political infighting made him declare a dictatorship ...
- History Expert
Yugoslavia, former federated country that was situated in the west-central part of the Balkan Peninsula. This article briefly examines the history of Yugoslavia from 1929 until 2003, when it became the federated union of Serbia and Montenegro (which further separated into its component parts in 2006). For more detail, see the articles Serbia, Montenegro, and Balkans. Three federations have ...
- John R. Lampe
137. Yugoslavia between the Wars. 170. Occupation and Resistance by Stephen Clissold. 208. The PostWar Period by Phyllis Auty.
- CUP Archive, 1966
- illustrated, reprint
- Short History of Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia (/ ˌ j uː ɡ oʊ ˈ s l ɑː v i ə /; Serbo-Croatian: Jugoslavija / Југославија [juɡǒslaːʋija]; Slovene: Jugoslavija [juɡɔˈslàːʋija]; Macedonian: Југославија [juɡɔˈsɫavija]; lit. 'Land of the South Slavs') was a country in Southeast Europe and Central Europe for most of the 20th century.