Historical backgroundEdit


The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFR Yugoslavia or SFRY) was the Yugoslav state that existed from its foundation in the aftermath of World War II until its dissolution in 1992 amid the Yugoslav Wars. It was a socialist state and a federation made up of six socialist republics:

  1. Slovenia,
  2. Croatia,
  3. Bosnia and Herzegovina,
  4. Serbia,
  5. Montenegro,
  6. Macedonia.

In addition, it included two autonomous provinces within Serbia:

  1. Kosovo,
  2. Vojvodina.


After initially siding with the Eastern bloc under the leadership of Josip Broz Tito at the beginning of the Cold War, Yugoslavia pursued a policy of neutrality after the Tito–Stalin split of 1948, and it became one of the founding members of the Non-Aligned Movement. After the death of Tito in 1980, rising ethnic nationalism in the late 1980s led to dissidence among the multiple ethnicities within the constituent republics, followed by collapse of inter-republic talks on transformation of the country and recognition of their independence by some European states in 1991. This led to the country collapsing along the federal units, followed by the final downfall and breakup of the country in 1992, and the start of the Yugoslav Wars.

Yugoslavia and the Hungarian RevolutionEdit

Also seeEdit

  1. GDR
  2. FRG
  3. Czechoslovakia
  4. USSR


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