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Versailles-Created Yugoslavia, 1921–1941

  • Dennis P. Hupchick
  • Harold E. Cox

Abstract

In July 1917 Ante Trumbić, Croat leader of a Serb-leaning, Serbo-Croatian faction from Dalmatia, and Serb prime minister and nationalist, Nikola Pašić, met on Corfu and signed a pact calling for the establishment of a Yugoslav state following World War I. Pašić agreed to Croat demands for a constitutional monarchy responsible to a democratically elected national assembly as the governing framework for the state. He did so, however, only because of political circumstances: the Serbs lacked the usual Russian support for their Greater Serbia claims (the revolution had overthrown the tsar); the Americans, newly involved in the war, favored the Croat-inspired federalist Yugoslav idea; and Serbia was occupied by enemy Austrian and Bulgarian forces.

Keywords

Governing Framework National Assembly Separatist Government Constitutional Monarchy Political Participa 
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Copyright information

© Dennis P. Hupchick and Harold E. Cox 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dennis P. Hupchick
    • 1
  • Harold E. Cox
    • 1
  1. 1.Wilkes-BarreUSA

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