Did Serbs have a right to Krajina?

Maki

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Jan 2017
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Republika Srpska
#12
Point is, once the intra-Yugoslavian civil war broke out, the member states did not want to remain in a united Yugoslavian federation anymore. Except perhaps Serbia.

So, there was no federation member state left strong enough to keep imposing & enforcing the Yugoslavian Constitution over the rest of the fracturing federation.
Of course, realities in the field dictated the course of events much more that the letter of the Constitution. Eventually even Serbia and Montenegro accepted Croatia's independence.
 
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Maki

Ad Honorem
Jan 2017
2,279
Republika Srpska
#13
Interesting. That said, though, it doesn't seem like Croatia was actually interested in this plan--which would be unsurprising given that Croatia wouldn't want a large Serbian fifth column inside of the country.
Yes, the plan was quite unacceptable to both sides, however Tuđman accepted it in order to garner sympathies from the international community and to present Croatia as a side committed to finding a peaceful solution.
 

Futurist

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May 2014
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SoCal
#15
Yes, the plan was quite unacceptable to both sides, however Tuđman accepted it in order to garner sympathies from the international community and to present Croatia as a side committed to finding a peaceful solution.
Why did the Croatian Serbs reject this plan after Tudjman accepted it?
 

Maki

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Jan 2017
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Republika Srpska
#17
Why did the Croatian Serbs reject this plan after Tudjman accepted it?
Well, I am certain Milošević's refusal played a part, but we shouldn't really consider the leaderships of Srpska and Krajina complete puppets of Serbia. Krajina Serbs also opposed the plan and this also played a big role.
 

Futurist

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May 2014
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#18
Well, I am certain Milošević's refusal played a part, but we shouldn't really consider the leaderships of Srpska and Krajina complete puppets of Serbia. Krajina Serbs also opposed the plan and this also played a big role.
Why exactly did Krajina Serbs oppose the plan, though? Was it completely due to Milosevic's urging or was there (also) another reason for this?
 

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