When Czechoslovakia broke, it was done by vote of federal assembly. They voted law which broke federation. But what preceded it was long process of negotiations between representatives of Slovaks and Czechs (made mostly of parties which won elections). All details were negotiated including split of common ownership, borders, international responsibilities. Nothing like that happened in Yugoslavia. |
When Slovenia and Croatia seceded from Federal Yugoslavia it was without any such negotiations and from one side only. It was done chaotically and that is reason for war. Given background of relations between those nations and history of Yugoslavia itself it could not end differently in such case.
There was negotiations for whole year presidents of all 6 republic was travel from place to place and talk but they not find solution first because they incompetence***, second are borders. I m not remember Czechs and Slovaks have territorial disputes so much easier to separate
About foreign powers off curse some of them have inters to break apart last successful (mine opinion) communistic state, but blaming others for our misery have only one propose - hiding our incompetence, every state in world have enemies but they not falling apart …
Vatican o common, why? To make more Catholics in total atheistic and pagan state i m not buying that...it is just couple unsettled history debts with them, couple of high lvl Ustase leaders was runaway with Vatican help, nothing more. This payout still waiting so i m sure many years from now Vatican will still be on Serbs black list…
What is puzzling me is role of USA. They intermingled massively in to Yugoslav affairs, that is clear. But their stance at the beginning of conflict seem to have been one of supporting unity of Yugoslavia and they seemed to be very friendly to Milosevic himself. If it is true, then question is what caused them to change 180 degrees...?
USA is slow and inert super power, and because of that not making decisions on first ball, they need time to find on which side is better to invest.
But when USA take side it never change it, no matter anything, just look they still have sanctions for Cuba – 50 years after Bay of Pigs... as super power they can’t admit they rong ever no mater of collateral damage…
Why they chose separation after some time of thinking?
It is simple they calculate what they get in one case what in other and make best choice in they own interest like any reasonable man do…not to mention there was urgent need to relocate soldiers from Germany somewhere in Europe and SFRJ for sure will never accept them…
***those first generation so call “democratic” leaders was worse we can get (by any standards) many of then just get out communistic jails or come back from long exiles, with wish to revenge whole country, actually country is not enough for they hate…
They need to destroy any idea that there can be unity between south Slavic nations (Jugoslavia means Jug=South, Slavija = Slavs), because of that war was necessary.
They all played (from any side) on fear card only political paroles they had is if u not vote for as then other side (who will vote for they which are same as we) will wipe u – and it is not need much to assure ppl in that claims, refresh memories of ww2, couple destroyed graveyards, bomb here and there, ww2 Nazi emblems and here u go worse we had ride again, and we all know what time comes with riders of apocalypse
If someone had balls and put them to wall and shoot all 6 in same time, non will drop tear for them, at last no me…
Last president in Yugoslavia is guy who actually said: “ I will be last president of Yugoslavia” (in meaning there will no be Yugoslavia after me)
Imagine that USA put for president guy who say “I will be last USA president”?!?