Definitions for yugoslaviaˌyu goʊˈslɑ vi ə

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Serbia and Montenegro, Union of Serbia and Montenegro, Yugoslavia, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Jugoslavija(noun)

    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

  2. Yugoslavia(noun)

    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

    "Tito's Yugoslavia included Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, and Montenegro"

Wiktionary

  1. Yugoslavia(ProperNoun)

    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.

  2. Origin: From Jugoslavija, in turn from jugo (south) and slavija (slavia, the land of the Slavs). Literally, the land of the southern Slavs.

Freebase

  1. Yugoslavia

    Yugoslavia was a country in the western part of the Balkans during most of the 20th century. The Kingdom of Yugoslavia, which before 3 October 1929 was known as the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes was established on 1 December 1918 by the union of the State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs and the Kingdom of Serbia. The Kingdom of Yugoslavia was invaded by the Axis powers in 1941, and because of the events that followed, was officially abolished in 1943 and 1945. The Democratic Federal Yugoslavia was proclaimed in 1943 by the Partisans resistance movement during World War II. It was renamed to the Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia in 1946, when a communist government was established. In 1963, it was renamed again to the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. This was the largest Yugoslav state, as Istria, Rijeka, and Zadar were added to the new Yugoslavia after the end of World War II. The constituent six Socialist Republics and two Socialist Autonomous Provinces that made up the country were: SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SR Croatia, SR Macedonia, SR Montenegro, SR Slovenia, and SR Serbia. Starting in 1991, Yugoslavia disintegrated in the Yugoslav Wars.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Yugoslavia

    Created as the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes in 1918. Yugoslavia became the official name in 1929. BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA; CROATIA; and SLOVENIA formed independent countries and split from Yugoslavia 7 April 1992. Macedonia, one of the Yugoslav republics, became an independent country 8 February 1994 as The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (MACEDONIA (REPUBLIC);).

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. The Kremlin leader:

    There is no doubt they would have loved to see the Yugoslavia scenario of collapse and dismemberment for us – with all the tragic consequences it would have for the peoples of Russia. This has not happened. We did not allow it.

  2. Lloyd Bonfield:

    One would probably need to go back to the UN-brokered armistice between Croatia and Yugoslavia in 1992 to ascertain the borders of Croatia, if this land was not within Croatia ’s borders, it likely remained part of Yugoslavia and that part of Yugoslavia is now Serbia. It is difficult to see how it would be part of neither.

  3. Gerhard Schindler:

    Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said. In Macedonia, where refugees reach before streaming into the former Yugoslavia, the government declared a state of emergency for the next year. Macedonia is considering building a fence on its border like Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic did Hungary, although it is not a long term solution, said Macedonian Foreign Minister Nikola Popovski In Germany, where Chancellor Angela Merkel initially announced the country would take in 800,000 refugees this year, the head of the BND, Gerhard Schindler, said the most immediate danger comes from jihadists who are already in Germany. Related ImageExpand / ContractWith Western Europe closing its doors, thousands of refugees are stranded along the path from Middle East misery. ( FoxNews.com) For the Jihadists, it is much easier to obtain a false or stolen passport and get on the plane. The real danger comes from Western Europe, jihadists returning to Germany and other European countries, once fought on the fronts of the Middle East.

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