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Yugoslavia

(Encyclopedia)CE5 CE5 Yugoslavia y&oomacr;ˌgōsläˈvēə, Serbo-Croatian Jugoslavija, former country of SE Europe, in the Balkan Peninsula. Belgrade was the capital and by far the largest city. Yugoslavs...

Alexander, king of Yugoslavia

(Encyclopedia)Alexander, 1888–1934, king of Yugoslavia (1921–34), son and successor of Peter I. Of the Karadjordjević family, he was educated in Russia and became crown prince of Serbia upon the renunciation (...

Maček, Vladimir

(Encyclopedia)Maček or Machek, Vladimir both: vlädēˈmĭr mäˈchĕk [key], 1879–1964, Croatian political leader. He headed the Croatian Peasant party from 1928. A vigorous opponent of the dictatorship of King...

Radić, Stjepan

(Encyclopedia)Radić, Stjepan stĕˈfän [key], 1871–1928, Croatian politician. Of peasant origin, he early became active in politics and founded (1905) the Croatian Peasant party. In 1918 he opposed the union of...

Tito, Josip Broz

(Encyclopedia)Tito, Josip Broz yôˈsĭp brôz tēˈtō, 1892–1980, Yugoslav Communist leader, marshal of Yugoslavia. He was originally Josip Broz. As premier and minister of defense from 1945, Marshal Tito ru...

Peter II, king of Yugoslovia

(Encyclopedia)Peter II, 1923–70, king of Yugoslavia (1934–45). He succeeded under the regency of his cousin, Prince Paul, when his father, King Alexander, was assassinated in Marseilles. In World War II, when P...

Balkan Entente

(Encyclopedia)Balkan Entente äntäntˈ [key], loose alliance formed in 1934 by Yugoslavia, Romania, Greece, and Turkey to safeguard their territorial integrity against Bulgarian revisionism. It thus was in harmony...

Rijeka

(Encyclopedia)Rijeka fēo͞oˈmē, Ital. fyo͞oˈmā [key], city (2011 pop. 128,624), W Croatia, on the Adriatic Sea and the Gulf of Quarnero. Croatia's largest seaport, the city's industries include shipbuilding, ...

Tuzla

(Encyclopedia)Tuzla to͞ozˈlä [key], city (2013 pop. 80,570), in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Various fruits are grown in the vicinity, lignite and salt are mined, and some oil is extracted; there is a chemical plant....

Izetbegović, Alija

(Encyclopedia)Izetbegović, Alija, 1925–2003, Bosnian political leader. As a Muslim nationalist in what was then part of Communist Yugoslavia, he served time in prison (1946–49, 1983–88). After helping to fou...

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