- Oct 2011
I'm not so sure... Yugoslavia failed in part because British had (and have) no clue about culture... Slovenia, Croatia and Herzegovina are Catholic, Bosnia and Kosovo Muslim, Bosnia, Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia Orthodox. Different cultures, different mentalities, and a lot of problems. British landing would have changed absolutely nothing in that situation.Ok yes... but i think the problem between Serbs and Croats would be solved in the case of British landing. Many chetnik leaders were indeed ultra nationalists but at the end they would had to listen the royal governament in London. Also Croat officers were in chetnik movement in Dalmatia for example. And Croats were ministers under at least some royal governaments in London. Ustasha crimes were making the position of Croats in royal governament weaker. But if king made a compromise with Tito in 1944 under British influence surelly an agreement could be reached also between Serbs and Croats.
Kingdom of Yugoslavia tried to solve issues by forming Banovina of Croatia. It was a good solution, but was too little, too late. That being said, maybe something could have been worked out by using that as a starting point. But by that time, a lot of baggage had already accumulated on all sides, and war only made it worse.