YUGOSLAVIA: Spororum

Balkan term for Yugoslavia's long-deferred, long-discussed accord between the Serbian majority and the Croat minority is sporazum. Last week sporazum dramatically demonstrated how much Europe's tension had accelerated the growth of Balkan nationalism despite external pressure, internal dissension. In post-War Yugoslav history the sporazum was blocked by determination of 7,500,000 Serbs (Serbian Eastern Orthodox) not to share Yugoslavia's rule with 4,500,000 Croats (Roman Catholic), and the tenacity of Croatian struggles, the ruthlessness of Serbian repression, gave Croats the reputation of being one of the worst-treated minorities in Europe. The rise of Adolf Hitler quickly changed this, not only by...

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