American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A former country of southeast Europe bordering on the Adriatic Sea. It was formed in 1918 as the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes after the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and was renamed Yugoslavia in 1929. Under the leadership of Marshal Tito, the country became a Communist-led regime after World War II. After Tito's death in 1980, economic problems and ethnic tensions grew. Communist party control ended in 1990, and four of the six constituent republics (Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Macedonia) declared independence in 1991. Serbia and Montenegro, the remaining states, abandoned the name Yugoslavia in 2003 and dissolved the federation entirely in 2006.
- n. Former country on the Balkan Peninsula. In addition to Serbia and Montenegro, Republic of Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Slovenia, and Croatia were also part of the Yugoslav Federation prior to the 1990s.
- n. a former country of southeastern Europe bordering the Adriatic Sea; formed in 1918 and named Yugoslavia in 1929; controlled by Marshal Tito as a communist state until his death in 1980
- n. a mountainous republic in southeastern Europe bordering on the Adriatic Sea; formed from two of the six republics that made up Yugoslavia until 1992; Serbia and Montenegro were known as the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia until 2003 when they adopted the name of the Union of Serbia and Montenegro
- From Serbo-Croatian Jugoslavija, in turn from jugo (south) and slavija (slavia, the land of the Slavs). Literally, the land of the southern Slavs. (Wiktionary)
“Knesset member Michael Kleiner said: “The bombardment of Belgrade and other cities and the civilian population also in Yugoslavia is doubtful, especially after the Serbs announced their readiness for a ceasefire.””
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“As the country around him disintegrated, he used "Yugoslavia" as a code word for Serbian domination.”
“Ms. Planinc was a high-level communist official in Yugoslavia, a close associate of its longtime president Josip Broz Tito and the first female premier of a communist country.”
“Only in Yugoslavia, however, did they ever become the basis of the economy.”
“There are a few positive cases (including I suppose South Africa) but Yugoslavia is not one of them.”
“The evidence is the public record of his actions in Yugoslavia and the absence of authorization for those acts under international law.”
“I had heard on the news that Randolph Churchill had landed in Yugoslavia, and was operating from Dubrovnik, that urged me on.”
“The news was that Italy had fallen and the Yanks were in Yugoslavia making for the Austrian border.”
“A considerable time before the end of the war, prisoners from Wolfsberg had made contacts with the partisans in Yugoslavia, who were active in the Kor and”
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