- May 2014
On the bright side, though, a Serbian King could have immediately fired Milosevic after learning about his atrocities.It certainly wasn't possible while the commies were in power. The time during and right after the Yugoslav Wars was packed with nationalism on all sides, new glorification of national history and tradition. The former kings were part of this too, although I doubt Milošević and similar figures would really aprove of it as it could take some influence and power from them. Not to say that at the very start of the war the Yugoslav People's Army was under the command of old communist generals, talking on TV how Germany (the old enemy) and the capitalist imperialistic West caused the Slovenes and Croats to rebel and would probably soon invade the country themselves. They would have no return of a monarchy. Also, while I'm sure any deposed monarch would want to return instantly to the position of king or whatever, they'd think twice once atrocities like Srebrenica would become public. Noone likes terrible things committed "for King and Country" when they're the king.