Presenter Information

Olivia Hinerfeld, St Mary's Academy

Start Date

2-5-2013 9:00 AM

End Date

2-5-2013 10:15 AM

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In the last century, one nation achieved an incredible rise to power and devastating collapse in the span of mere decades. Yugoslavia-a now nonexistent country-flourished under the influential leadership of Josip Broz Tito. Elected President in 1953, Tito went on to rule over Yugoslavia until his death in 1980. How was Tito able to unite a region consisting of six national republics and two autonomous regions into one communist entity? The answer lies in Tito's policy of "polycentrism"; however, upon his death, the policy collapsed due to the ineffective leadership of the collective presidency, economic troubles, and ethno-religious unrest, resulting in the country's disintegration.

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http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/9455

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The Rise and Fall of Yugoslavia

In the last century, one nation achieved an incredible rise to power and devastating collapse in the span of mere decades. Yugoslavia-a now nonexistent country-flourished under the influential leadership of Josip Broz Tito. Elected President in 1953, Tito went on to rule over Yugoslavia until his death in 1980. How was Tito able to unite a region consisting of six national republics and two autonomous regions into one communist entity? The answer lies in Tito's policy of "polycentrism"; however, upon his death, the policy collapsed due to the ineffective leadership of the collective presidency, economic troubles, and ethno-religious unrest, resulting in the country's disintegration.