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Yugoslavia Syllabification: Yu·go·sla·vi·a
Pronunciation: /ˌyo͞oɡōˈslävēə/

Definition of Yugoslavia in English:

A former federation of states in southeastern Europe, in the Balkans.

The country was formed as the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes in the peace settlements at the end of World War I. It included Serbia, Montenegro, and the former South Slavic provinces of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and assumed the name of Yugoslavia in 1929; its capital was Belgrade. After World War II, during which time Yugoslavia was invaded by Germany, the country emerged as a nonaligned communist federal republic under Marshal Tito. In 1990, communist rule was formally ended. Four of the six constituent republics (Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Macedonia) then seceded amid serious civil and ethnic conflict. The two remaining republics, Serbia and Montenegro, declared a new Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1992. This was dissolved in 2003, being replaced by the Union of Serbia and Montenegro. In 2006 Serbia and Montenegro voted to become independent republics



Pronunciation: /ˌyo͞oɡōˈslävēən/
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Example sentences
  • One ludicrous Yugoslavian newspaper story, meanwhile, suggested that Curcic was held in such reverence in London that he was allowed to take his own private tram to Palace's training sessions.
  • Two Eastern European teams had made ascents of the face: a Yugoslavian group in 1981 and a Polish expedition in 1986.
  • The modern style includes music by the Yugoslavian composer Goran Bregovich and the choreography will belong to Anna Pampulova.

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