The retrospective history of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

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Yugoslavia: From the end of the World War II to the break-up of the Federation in June 1991
By Lucien Gauthier, The Organizer, Special Supplement, Thursday 20 May 1999. Contrary to the idea promoted today by the warmakers and their propaganda machine, the peoples of Yugoslavia lived in peace in the post-war period. The new Yugoslavia was the product of the mobilization of the workers and peasants of all the nationalities.
Yugoslavia's centrifugal forces
By Karan Bhatia, The Christian Science Monitor, Wednesday 16 November 1988. Over the last 12 months, Yugoslavia has quietly crept to the verge of civil war. In the last six months, thousands of workers have taken to the streets to protest 200 percent inflation, a rapidly declining standard of living, and stifling economic inefficiency. Since the death of Tito differences could no longer be forcibly reconciled by the federal government.
Ten Years of Milosevic Bring Transition to Dead End
By Vesna Peric, 13 January 1999. Yugoslavia is a country overshadowed for 10 years now by its controversial leader, president Slobodan Milosevic. Himself a by-product of declining communism in the 80s, he has presided over the disintegration of the country and faces an internal revolt in Kosovo. He has also become one of the West&s official villains.
The Yugoslavian Fairy Tale
By George Szamuely, Foreign Policy In Focus, 28 May 2004. The actual sequence of events that caused the wars in the former Yugoslavia is very different from the reporting of the establishment media and, unfortunately, much of the progressive media. According to this story, the wars of the past decade were because the Serbs wanted tdo turn Yugoslavia into a mono-ethnic Greater Serbia.
Tracing Causes Of Today's Balkan Crisis
By Robert Marquand, Christian Science Monitor, 7 April 1996. Review of Laura Silber and Allan Little, Yugoslavia: Death of a Nation. The authors skillfully separate what is important from what is not. Most useful is a relentless lifting of the fog spread for five years by claims of Western diplomats and Serb leaders: that the breakup resulted from ancient feuds that erupted like some blameless natural disaster.
Was Srebrenica a Hoax?
By Carlos Martins Branco, Emperor's Clothes, 4 March 1998. Article gives reasons to believe that the massacre of Moslems by Serbians in Srebrenica in 1995 did not take place.
The real story behind the dismembering of Yugoslavia
By the Communist Party of South Africa, Umsebenzi, April 1999. The SACP has joined many progressive organisations across the globe in condemning the illegal US-NATO bombing of Yugoslavia. This war has nothing to do with minority rights and everything to do with imperialist power politics.
The Milosevic trial: revealing testimony on Yugoslavia breakup
By Paul Mitchell, World Socialist Web Site, 28 May 2002. Testimony by the sitting Kosovan president, Ibrahim Rugova, provided important insights into the causes of the break-up of Yugoslavia and the role played by the US in encouraging ethnic tensions and the growth of Albanian separatism.
The Destruction of the Nation of Yugoslavia
By Frank Trampus, Northstar Compass, September 2004. The Year of 1991 will be remembered as the saddest in the hearts and minds of the Yugoslav people for generations to come. The destruction of a nation is one of the biggest betrayals by the leaders of the Republics and the leaders of the Federal Government—the leadership of the Communist Party itself.
Ethnic tensions and economic crisis
Extracted from the Wikipedia article on Yugoslavia in 2006. The post-World War Two Yugoslavia was in many respects a model of how to build a multinational state. The economic crisis was the product of disastrous errors by Yugoslav governments in the 1970s. This undermined a central pillar of the state: the socialist link between the Communist Party and the working class.