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„Ne damo Kosovo“. Ustavne promene u Srbiji 1989 (II)
„We Do Not Give Kosovo!“ The Constitutional Changes In Serbia 1989 (II)

Author(s): Kosta Nikolić
Subject(s): History
Published by: Institut za savremenu istoriju, Beograd

Summary/Abstract: This is the second part of the article which describes the constituti-onal changes in Serbia in late 1980-ties. The article explains the political events that led to the adoption of the constitutional changes on the 28 th March 1989. The political relations in the Yugoslav political structures and the resistance to Serbian politics in Kosovo and Metohija, were analyzed in this article. The adoption of the constitutional changes led to a new wave of violence in Kosovo and Metohija. The harsh political conflicts occurred al-most simoultaneously in the Yugoslav federal leadership. The Albanians from Kosovo province received the huge political support from Slovenia in their resistance against Serbian leadership. However, the Serbian Party Congress adopted the changes of the republic constitution on March 28 th 1989. The socialist Yugoslavia, as defined by the constitution from 1974, ceased to exist. In the Serbia, the change was taken as the correction for the „centuries of injustice“, and that it was marked as the „big day“ of the Serbian history. It was emphasized that „a satisfied Serbia would bring satisfaction to Yugoslavia“. Also, that one of the most important „battles for unity“ within the Serbia, had been won.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 171-190
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Serbian