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Yugoslavia (former) POLITICAL EVOLUTION AFTER 1945
Sources: The Library of Congress Country Studies; CIA World Factbook
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    Figure 12. The Delegate System of Elections, 1990 Source: Based on information from Jovan Djordjevic (ed.), Drustveno-politicki sistem SFRJ, Belgrade, 1975, 462.


    Federal Assembly (Skupstina) building, Belgrade
    Courtesy Charles Sudetic

    From 1945 to 1980, Josip Broz Tito was the only leader of the Republic of Yugoslavia. His influence on Yugoslav politics began several years before the war and remained formidable a decade after his death. Tito presided over a series of political experiments that separated Yugoslavia from the Stalinist model of centralized decision making. Tito's political culture replaced that model with autonomous grass-roots political institutions; nonetheless, it retained the external trappings and ideology of a monolithic Marxist state. Before the end of Tito's regime, however, the inherent contradiction of that combination began to erode national institutions, including the LCY.

    Data as of December 1990

    NOTE: The information regarding Yugoslavia (former) on this page is re-published from The Library of Congress Country Studies and the CIA World Factbook. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Yugoslavia (former) POLITICAL EVOLUTION AFTER 1945 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Yugoslavia (former) POLITICAL EVOLUTION AFTER 1945 should be addressed to the Library of Congress and the CIA.

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