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Slovene - croatian political contacts fro 1926 to 1929

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
6.01.00  Humanities  Historiography   

Code Science Field
H250  Humanities  Contemporary history (since 1914) 
Political history, Slovenia, Croatia
Evaluation (rules)
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Researchers (2)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  21785  PhD Aleksandra Berberih-Slana  Historiography  Researcher  2004 - 2006  67 
2.  11361  PhD Darko Friš  Historiography  Head  2004 - 2006  633 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0589  University of Maribor, Faculty of Education  Maribor  5089638013  12,933 
Slovene - Croatian political contacts were greately influenced by main political situation in Kraljevina SHS. Slovenia and Croatia, being under pressure of centralistic government in Belgrade, felt that they had common interests which was a base for their cooperation. The cooperation was of course limited to certain Slovene and Croatian political parties. Most frequent and vivid political contacts were between Slovenska ljudska stranka and Hrvatska republikanska seljačka stranka, therefore the research will be mostly connected with these two parties. With that political contacts between both nations and the research of the same become more important, since both political parties were the most important representatives of their people. They had different political, cultural and social programmes. Furthermore, they had different starting points even at the formation of the Kraljevina SHS, since Hrvatska republikanska seljačka stranka did not recognize the act of unification (December 1st 1918). They also had different political tactics, but were nevertheless ready to cooperate to reach their common political goals. Sudden and unexpected change in political programm of Hrvatska republikanska seljačka stranka (since then: Hrvatska seljačka stranka) in 1925 deepened the differences between Slovenska ljudska stranka and Hrvatska seljačka stranka, which became even more obvious later on. With the withdrawal of Hrvatska seljačka stranka from government, its place was taken by Slovenska ljudska stranka. The Croatians strongly resented this political move of the Slovenska ljudska stranka, especially when this party signed an electoral agreement with the representatives of Radikalna stranka. Stjepan Radić and his party were left in opposition. The political situation in Kraljevina SHS was becoming more strained every day until June 1928 when an attempt on the life of the representatives of Hrvatska seljačka stranka was carried out in the National assembly. Recent historical researches have shown the possibility that the Slovenian politician Anton Korošec was involved or was aquainted with the intention of the attempt but did nothing to prevent it. After everything that happened the Croatians mostly resented the fact that Korošec accepted a mandate to form a new government. During the Korošec's mandate the "greaterserbian" circles again started to demand the amputation of Croatia and Slovenia which caused clear resistance from Croatian opposition. History of Kraljevina SHS is the history of all nations united in it, their contacts and relationships thus the history of Slovene - Croatian political contacts deserves its own extensive chapter.
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