YUGOSLAVIA, SERBIA AND KOSOVO HISTORY part III

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The question of revision of the constitutional-legal position of Serbs was set anew immediately after the demonstrations in spring 1981. However, that initiative did not find the understanding of the other constituents of the Yugoslav Federation, whose consent was necessary. Redefining the position of the regions had become a condition of survival for the political leadership of Serbia which bore the brunt of the unsatisfied public. At the 18th meeting of the Central Committee of the Communist League of Serbia (December 24 – 26, 1981) it was publicly spoken about the tendency of the “separation of provinces from the Republic as entireties”, the disintegration of Serbia, the necessity of confronting the “beyond the Constitution” independency of Kosovo and Metohija, and the increasingly expressed feeling among the Serbs that it was only they who did not have their constituted state. Attempts to make Serbia “function” as a unique Republic were…

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