The history of Yugoslavia continues to attract academic attention more than twenty years after the violent break-up of this federative state. Analyzing why it happened can be instructive in dealing with many unsolved problems in the region. The article will argue that deteriorating economics triggered all other factors leading to eventual disintegration of Yugoslavia. Specifically, during the 1980s external and internal economic imbalances, coupled with substantial regional disparities, resulted in a situationwhichwas no longer acceptable to some constituent republics, especially the wealthier ones. Unfortunately, their secessionwas followed by a violent conflict which still resonates throughout South-Eastern Europe.
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Research Article| April 12 2013
Economic reasons for the break-up of Yugoslavia
Viachaslau Yarashevich ;
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Communist and Post-Communist Studies (2013) 46 (2): 263–273.
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Viachaslau Yarashevich, Yuliya Karneyeva; Economic reasons for the break-up of Yugoslavia. Communist and Post-Communist Studies 1 June 2013; 46 (2): 263–273. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postcomstud.2013.03.002
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