Acta Universitatis Danubius. Relationes Internationales, Vol 9, No 2 (2016)

The Clash of Nationalisms: Croats and Serbs in Interwar Yugoslavia

Cristian Sandache


In negotiations between Serbs and Croats (who prefaced the moment 1st December 1918 representing by proclaiming the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes) it was originally the issue of building a state of the South Slavs (of federal type), but succeeding the order of military events (army actions in the Italian armies in the Adriatic area) has outlined the crystallization of unitary state, under the scepter of the Serbian Karadjordjevic dynasty.

The emergence of this new Slavic state on the map of Europe was not the result of intense diplomatic efforts (as in the case of Czechoslovakia), but of a fait accompli, with the broad will of Serbia, six weeks before the onset of the Peace Conference from Paris.


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