Fundamentals of Contemporary History of Southeast Europe
ECTS credit: 5
Lecturer(s): izr. prof. dr. Ferenc Mitja
The study in lecture form primarily discusses the following issues: the creation of the Yugoslav state, its national, economic and cultural structure; battles for frontiers; the constitutional organisation; national and socioeconomic issues; battles of political parties and of other factors; Yugoslavia's foreign policy, particularly its role in SE Europe; the main characteristics of the development of the countries in this region between the wars; the occupation and division of Yugoslavia in 1941; the characteristics of the resistance movement and the phases of its development; the issues of collaboration, revolution, and civil war; the peculiarities of the interwar development in individual Yugoslav nations and the comparison with resistance movements in SE Europe; the periodisation of Yugoslavia's post-war development; battles for frontiers; the development of the constitutional organisation; the renewal and takeover of authority by the Communist party, revolutionary measures; dealing with opponents; administrative socialism; the dispute with the Informbiro, self-governance; the Party and non-Party opposition; the economic, social and cultural development; the relations of Yugoslavia with countries of SE Europe and the characteristics of their development; the dissolution of Yugoslavia and its consequences; the relations with newly founded countries.