Was life for the Bosniaks, Croats, and Slovenes better inside of Austria-Hungary or inside of Yugoslavia?

Futurist

Ad Honoris
May 2014
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SoCal
#31
This map still doesn't show Slovenes as being a majority on the coast north of Trieste, though. Devin-Nabrezina isn't actually Slovene-majority according to this map--and both Zgonik and Dolina don't actually touch the coast/sea.
 

Shtajerc

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Jul 2014
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Lower Styria, Slovenia
#32
This map still doesn't show Slovenes as being a majority on the coast north of Trieste, though. Devin-Nabrezina isn't actually Slovene-majority according to this map--and both Zgonik and Dolina don't actually touch the coast/sea.
You have to consider the borders of the municipalities, how big centres like Triest influence the ethnic make up and the fact that a lot of the Istrian Italians we talked about earlier moving away, settled exactly here. In Triest and it's surrounding, lowering the overall percentage of Slovenes in the area.

The coast there is basically the Kras Plateau meeting the sea in the form of steap cliffs, because the plateau is composed of limestone. The whole Kras Plateau was settled by Slovenes since the times of the arrival of our ancestors in the 6th/7th century. Slovenes lived in the hills while Fruilians lived in the lowland. This linguistic and ethnic divide has barely changed until the times of the world wars and is still somewhat in tact, or at least a 100 years ago it still was.





 

Futurist

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May 2014
15,590
SoCal
#33
OK, I think that you've made your point here. If you're correct that Slovenes were genuinely either a majority or a plurality on the coastline north of Trieste, then Yes, that coastline probably should have been given to Yugoslavia after the end of WWII.
 
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Oct 2011
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Croatia
#34
Was life for the Bosniaks, Croats, and Slovenes better inside of Austria-Hungary or inside of Yugoslavia?

I am asking this question because both Austria-Hungary and Yugoslavia were empires where none of these groups appear to have had a dominant position--as well as empires which ultimately collapsed and broke up.
I don't know much about general, but Austria-Hungary was essentially the last time Croatia had a competent administration. Most land books etc. hail from the era of Austria-Hungary, and almost all of our successful firms/corporations/brands are also from the time of Austria-Hungary (even if renamed several times).
 
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